Aston has been awarded the EcoCampus Platinum phase award in recognition of our Environmental Management System. This accreditation, equivalent to ISO14001, is a great achievement and we are one of only 7 universities in the UK to have reached this level. Thanks and congratulations go out to everyone for helping to achieve this!
The EcoCampus scheme is designed to help put in place the necessary systems and procedures to ensure that we are monitoring and minimising our impact on the environment. Aston signed up to the scheme in 2010, and have steadily worked our way through the Bronze, Silver and Gold awards to reach Platinum, the highest available award, in October 2012.
A big thank you needs to go to everyone who helped Aston achieve this award, in particular our team of trained internal auditors. Internal auditing will continue throughout the year and will be repeated annually and we will also be re-audited externally next May to ensure that we are maintaining the Platinum standard. In the meantime, keep up the good work!
Words by Victoria Johnsen