Our environmental policy will inspire us to meet, support, influence and raise awareness to reflect latest environmental practice. This will be through the implementation of an environmental management system in pursuit of sustainability and continuous improvement. We will seek innovative ways of meeting environmental objectives.
To meet and, where appropriate, exceed all relevant UK, European and international legislative and regulatory requirements and agreements
To support continuous environmental improvement by establishing demanding and measurable environmental performance targets, specially related to energy, transport and materials, which are reviewed regularly and reported upon at least annually
Requiring our suppliers and contractors to ensure that goods and services procured support our environmental policy
Raising awareness within the Aston community to ensure that everyone recognises and respects their environmental responsibilities and acts accordingly
To reduce all kinds of pollution through reduced waste, reduced emissions and responsible disposal
These sustainability values will be fully embedded within our community, our research and our teaching.
Approved by the Vice-Chancellor, January 2008; reviewed September 2012.
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