Our Environmental Champions

Environmental groups

To more easily divide up tasks and work on our action and objectives we have working groups that will work on the overall environmental aims and report back to the Office for the Vice- Chancellor. The groups are as follows:

Environmental Compliance Group 

This group aims to ensure that the university remains compliant with our Environmental Management System and maintains our BSi ISO 14001: 2015 accreditation

Chair: Prof. Malcolm Todd

Biodiversity Group

Chair: Anne Danby

This group is tasked with working on the objectives of our Biodiversity Action Plan and help promote our biodiversity to staff and students. Their objectives are:

Responsible Futures Group

Chair: Chris Ribchester

This group is tasked with working on the embedding sustainability into everything we do at the University, whether that be Sustainable Procurement or Education for Sustainable Development.

Fairtrade Committee

Chair: Rosemary Horry

Learn more about Fairtrade at Derby.


To find out more about our Research and the people involved please visit Research and teaching.


To find out more about how we work with the wider community, and our staff and students, please see how to get involved.

Athens Ethical Principles

On 23 June 2016, Vice-Chancellor Professor Kathryn Mitchell committed the University to upholding the Modern Slavery act. The declaration, which was also witnessed and signed by the Archbishop of Canterbury and Bishop of Derby, is a public declaration that we will adopt a zero-tolerance approach to human trafficking and modern slavery. View our Signed Athens Pledge.