Queen Mary University of London has been awarded ISO 14001:2015 Certification, which manifests its commitment to embed principles of sustainable development across all areas of operation and academic activities.
On 8 July 2021, Queen Mary University of London received EcoCampus Environmental Management System (EMS). They achieved this certification after conducting a full-day external environmental audit. It incorporated the principles of sustainability and safe environmental practices into its operation to improve its environmental performance.
“As we mark Sustainability Week at Queen Mary, this Standard and the Platinum Award validate the strategic prominence we place on environmental planning, management and leadership to continue to improve our environmental performance. These are commitments that demonstrates to our staff, students and wider external community our ongoing responsibility to protect the environment from harm and degradation,” says Dr Lloyd, Vice-Principal, Policy and Strategic Partnerships at Queen Mary.
ISO 14001:2015 Certification covers three key areas for Queen Mary University:
- Improves their environmental Performance
- Fulfil and maintain compliance obligations with environmental laws and regulations
- Helps them in achieving their environmental objectives
Queen Mary aligns ISO 14001 standards with 12 of 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to demonstrate its commitment to Goal 4 for Quality Education and Goal 12 for Responsible Consumption and Production.
Dr Philippa Lloyd says: “These are significant achievements, demonstrating a clear commitment to managing and improving our environmental performance. The ISO Standard is robust and better aligned with sustainable business strategies. We are proud to have successfully gone through the audit process to achieve both certification and an award. They help us provide value for the environment, the University, and other interested parties.”
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