EMS Auditing

In order to reduce our negative environmental impact, we regularly review our environmental performance to check performance against KPIs.

Waste Management

Baseline Year - 2004/5

Waste compositional audits are carried out three times a year across different sections of the campus as part of our waste policy. The information ascertained enables us to identify areas of improvement.

The University of Leicester is audited by the Carbon Saver accreditation body every other year and for 2018 we have achieved a Triple Gold Standard for reducing our waste, water consumption and carbon emissions.

Travel

Baseline Year - 2009

Each Spring we run a staff and student travel survey that examines commuter modes as well as other aspects that make up our scope 3 travel emissions.

The results of this inform the annual travel plan report that is submitted to Leicester City Council.

Sustainable Procurement

Baseline Year: 2014/15

The University submit annual procurement data to NEUPC to calculate and review its Scope 3 emissions each year.

Energy

Baseline Year: 2014/15

Display Energy Certificates (DEC’s) and Advisory Reports

Annual energy audits of buildings are completed using energy data to produce a DEC rating of A to G. Accompanying advisory reports are completed every 7 to 10 years depending on the size of the building and detail recommendations for energy reduction.

Green lab associates audit

Energy audit conducted for Science buildings Henry Wellcome, MSB, Adrian & George Porter with recommendations produced.

Encraft Residential audit

Energy audit conducted for all residential buildings with recommendations produced.

BCS Pump audit

Energy audit conducted for all non-residential pumps with recommendations produced

Water

Baseline year: 2004/5

The University of Leicester is audited by the Carbon Saver accreditation body every other year and for 2018 we have achieved a Triple Gold Standard for reducing our waste, water consumption and carbon emissions.

Emissions and Discharges

Baseline year: 2004/5

Emissions are audited annually as part of our carbon & energy reporting.

The University of Leicester is audited by the Carbon Saver accreditation body every other year and for 2018 we have achieved a Triple Gold Standard for reducing our waste, water consumption and carbon emissions.

Biodiversity

Baseline Year: 2012

More recent surveying has informed the Biodiversity Action Plan and is now annually reviewed as part of the Plants & Pollinators Policy.

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