The Sustainability Management Board is the group responsible for the development and reporting of the sustainability strategy and key actions of the University. Chaired by the University’s Assistant Director of Finance, the University’s senior management sustainability representative it includes those staff that have responsibilities for key sustainability issues or have a close professional interest in particular areas. The Terms of Reference can be downloaded here.
For information of membership and structure of the board please review SMB Organisational Structure diagram by clicking here. The institutional responsibility for sustainability sits ultimately with our governing body, the Court, and with the VC and the Vice Chancellors Group (as illustrated in green in the organogram).
The SMB has developed systems to help those with responsibility for delivering sustainability gain a better understanding of how sustainability relates to their areas and others, the policies of the University, appropriate laws and reporting requirements and helps set benchmarks, targets and actions for improvements. It provides an assurance reviewing KPIs and policies are met. It has sub groups to, for example, explore how to integrate sustainability within teaching and has a core role in understanding the priorities of the University’s Senior Management Team and focusing sustainability to help meet these. The group also provides opportunities for information, ideas and proposals to be fed from all areas of the University to the Senior Management Team.
The latest Annual Sustainability Report illustrates some of work being done in delivering sustainability at Greenwich.
The application of sustainability best practice is an expectation of all staff and students. The Sustainable Development Unit (SDU) has expert staff tasked with supporting staff and students and providing appropriate input at all levels to facilitate and enable strategic, operational and wider sustainability progress. The SDU has a key role in supporting the SMB in terms of analysis, reporting and taking forward agreed actions.