Environment and Sustainability

Students walking along green path The University of Hertfordshire is recognised as a leader in terms of environmental management and performance, and is committed to embedding continuous environmental improvement into its business model and ethos. As such ‘positively improving our impact on the environment’ is one of the objectives set out under ‘Sustainability’ theme in the University’s Strategic Plan 2015-2020.

Our Environment and Sustainability Team actively work to make the University of Hertfordshire a more sustainable place to live, study and work.

Environmental policy

The University's Environment and Sustainability Policy demonstrates our commitment to reducing the University's environmental impact.

The University achieved and has maintained the international ISO 14001 standard for its Environmental Management System (EMS) since the end of 2012. Part of the EMS is to have an Environmental Policy in which top management have stated a set of principles outlining how the University intends to support and enhance its environmental performance, which is reported on annually within the Environment and Sustainability Annual Report.

Top 10 environmental tips

Top 10 environmental tips

Here are some of our top tips which will help you to live more sustainably....

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Environment and Sustainability Team Campaigns

Campaigns

Support our campaigns and help bring about positive change in the worldwide environment...

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Energy Certificates and Carbon Management

Energy Certificates and Carbon Management

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are produced for all new builds at the University of Hertfordshire...

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Transport

Transport

The University is committed to offering sustainable travel options to, around and from campus....

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Recycling and waste

Recycling and waste

The University has an average recycling rate of 87%...

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Centre for Sustainable Communities

Centre for Sustainable Communities

Our research brings together key elements needed to form and support sustainable communities into the future...

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