Environmental Management System

In order for the University to attain an ISO14001:2015 accreditation, the University uses a computer-based Environmental Management System (EMS), which is accessible from any computer. Our BSI 14001:2015 Certificate is available on request.

What is an EMS?

An EMS refers to the management of an organisation's environmental programme in a comprehensive, systematic, planned and documented manner. It includes the organisational structure, planning and resources for developing, implementing and maintaining policy and procedures for environmental protection.

The advantages of an EMS:

An EMS works as a document storing system where  all our legal environmental documentation is stored, procedures and any supporting documentation to demonstrate adherence to procedures. Employees who have access to the EMS system have the ability to create actions and tasks to help identify, improve any issues with our environmental management and also complete any actions which result from a internal and external audits. 

 We have our EMS documentation split into various sections:

  1. Scope
  2. Normative References
  3. Terms and Definitions
  4. Context of Organisation
  5. Leadership
  6. Planning
  7. Support
  8. Operation
  9. Performance Evaluation
  10. Continual Improvement

Within our Estate Managemen,t we have various areas covered: Waste, Research, Ethics, Emissions, Travel & Transport, Biodiversity, Water Management, Energy Management, Noise, Community, Fuel Usage, Grounds Maintenance, Sustainable Procurement, and Education for Sustainable Development.

What is ISO 14001:2015?

ISO 14001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for an EMS. It provides a framework that an organisation can follow, rather than requirements we should meet with our environmental performance. By following the guideline of ISO 14001:2015 we benefit from:

How do we achieve our accreditation?

Environmental auditing 

What is my role in the EMS?

Everyone has a part to play in the successful implementation of an EMS.