Environmental Management

Overview

The University of Chester joined EcoCampus as part of Cohort 5 in 2012 and achieved the EcoCampus Bronze Award Certificate, the EcoCampus Silver Award Certificate on 12 March 2013 and the EcoCampus Gold Award Certificate on 24 April 2014. 

Initiative Details

The aim of the Environmental Management System (EMS) is to manage the University’s activities, products and services in order to comply with legal and other requirements, measure and improve on our environmental impact. The EMS demonstrates our capacity to comply with the Sustainability Policy and, along with supporting documents, serves as an internal reference for staff in accordance with the specifications of the Scheme and ISO 14001.

ISO 14001 is an internationally agreed standard that sets out the requirements for an environmental management system and the University is committed to progressing towards achieving this standard. 

 

The University (Thornton Science Park was not within scope) was certified under the EcoCampus scheme, to the level of Gold, with Platinum being the next level for audit and equivalent to the ISO 14001 standard. Our certification expired on the 24th of April 2016.

A team from Estates and Facilities has been tasked, by the Director of Estates and Facilities, with completing implementation of a robust EMS, to meet the standard and ensure risks are managed and operational procedures are fit for purpose. Progress on the EMS, the risks and opportunities, is reported to the Health Safety and Environment Committee at every meeting.  

 

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