The University of Greenwich is proud to be a leader in delivering sustainability. We strive to make significant improvements in all areas where we have an impact or influence. As an academic establishment we apply sustainability in our teaching and research. We seek to develop students capable of creating the solutions our future needs and producing research that will deliver benefits balancing social, economic and environmental needs .
Our Sustainability Policy illustrates the areas of focus that drive our strategy. This influences all areas of the University’s activities and this has delivered major improvements to date.
The policy version below provides examples of how staff can help us meet our policy expectations: (note if policy is not showing try using a non IE browser).
The policy version below provides examples of how students can help us meet our policy expectations:
The signed and dated policy can be found here. We provide a consultation process open to all stakeholders annually to feed into and update the policy. An example of the process in 2015 is included here and the next consultation process will begin in the Autumn term 2016. The Policy is updated and reviewed and agreed by the Sustainability Management Board, before submission for review, agreement by the Vice Chancellors Group and sign off by the Vice Chancellor.
The University’s Sustainability Management Board provides a strategic oversight of the key areas for sustainability application in the University. This meets three times a year and provides the platform to enable coordinated decision making to maximise the effectiveness of delivering our sustainability goals.
Our sustainability progress is reported to the University’s Executive Group on an annual basis and the Pro Vice Chancellor Professor Judith Burnett is the named senior management representative for sustainability.
We also operate a Sustainability Management System accredited to ISO 14001. This allows us to minimise our risk areas and ensure that we are demonstrating good practice across our operations.
All staff and students are responsible for helping deliver sustainability in their day to day actions and in other applications in their work. If you need support to assist you please review other pages in this site or contact the Sustainable Development Unit.