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Salford awarded for excellence in sustainability

Monday 14 October 2019

The University of Salford has been recognised for work to make its campus as sustainable as possible.

The Estates & Facilities Team at the University received the ‘EcoCampus Platinum and ISO14001 certification’, the highest accolade achievable, which demonstrates excellence in sustainability. It was achieved through measures to cut carbon emissions and the reuse and composting of waste.

This includes a 32% waste reduction in twelve months and carbon emissions reduced by 65% since 2006. Lighting replacement and better control of heating and lighting are among the measures that have been taken. 

Salford is one of only 19 universities with this dual certification which recognises the university’s commitment to integrating sustainability into our daily services and activities.

Jason Challender, Director of Estates & Facilities at University of Salford, said: “We are delighted to have achieved the environmental standards of EcoCampus Platinum and ISO 14001. This is a significant achievement for the Estates & Facilities team and demonstrates our commitment to both managing our environmental impacts and providing a sustainable learning and working environment for our students and staff here at the University.”

Bec Bennett, University of Salford’s Environmental Sustainability Manager said: “This is a great achievement for the University and testament to all the hard work by many over the past few years. The auditors were particularly impressed with the communication and programmes we have and the positive attitude of staff. Of course, we still have lots of opportunity for improvement, we have to build on this achievement and continue to embed sustainability across the University.”

Find out more about what the University is doing to promote sustainability on the website

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Sam Wood

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