Estates are primarily responsible for implementation of the University's Environmental Management System (EMS) which underpins everything we do as an organisation to manage the impacts our activities have on the environment

Our EMS has been certified to ISO14001 which is the International standard for Environmental Management and is based on the ‘plan–do–check–act’ cycle for controlling and continuously improving an organisation’s environmental performance. This enables us as an organisation to identify and control the environmental impact of our activities, products and services; to continuously improve our environmental performance; and, to implement a systematic approach to set and achieve environmental objectives and targets.

The Safety, Health & Environment Unit specifies and manages core administrative elements of the Environmental Management System, including training and internal auditing, and advises on environmental compliance and best practice. 

As part of the system a suite of strategies have been produced which set out our targets, objectives and improvement actions across all or environmental aspects.


Supporting Documents

To support the delivery of theEMS Strategies there are a series supporting documents.

In the event of any of these documents being unavailable, please contact Catherine Morris (


Utilities Measurement, Monitoring and Reporting Procedure

Energy and Water Management Action Plan


Duty of Care and Hazardous Waste Disposal Procedure

Recycling Hub User Guide


Woodland Management Plan

Emissions to Air

F-Gas Procedure

Materials Storage

Materials Use and Storage Procedure

Emergency Response

Spill Response Procedure


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Last Updated: 14/01/2019