Environment and Sustainability

As a University with a strong focus and awareness of our impact on the local, national and global environment, we are particularly conscious of our responsibilities.

Our students, staff and visitors all contribute to the University's environmental impact and we aim to bring environmental sustainability into all aspects of the University, including teaching, research, operational and international activities. The University is an integral part of the local community and we have the ability to have a strong influence on environmental issues.

To reach the goal of achieving ISO 14001 certification, the University has an executive-led Environmental Steering Group, which advises our Governing Council on environmental issues.

The protection and enhancement of the environment is a collective responsibility, and the University wants to lead by example. However, we know we cannot do this by ourselves. We would love to hear from you with feedback or suggestions on how we can reduce our environmental impact and also if you would like to get involve in any of our works.

The University has an Environmental Management System that enforces and monitors the strategic and operational control and legal compliance of activities which can result in damage to the environment.

BSI Assurance Mark ISO 14001-2015 logo

British Standards Institution (BIS) Certificate No. EMS653372

Canal running through the countryside

We're working with the city to tackle plastic water pollution

The University of Derby, Rolls-Royce and the Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust have come together to tackle plastic pollution in local Derbyshire canals.

Read more about the canal pollution projectRead more about the canal pollution project
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Tourism Naturally Conference, Buxton, 4-6 June

We're exploring the intersection of tourism, sustainability and health and wellbeing within and around protected areas at the Tourism Naturally Conference run in partnership with other universities.

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Join the #environment conversation

Read our latest environmental articles and join the conversation over on our blog.

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