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Aston’s Sustainability Policies & Reports

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Aston University is committed to integrating sustainability into all aspects of the three corners of our academic triangle, as stated in the missions: “delivering an excellent learning experience for our students, enhanced by the interaction with internationally recognised, relevant research, and linked to innovative support for local companies and engagement with schools and the community, involving students and staff in raising aspirations and attainment”.

The University endorses the World Commission on Environment and Development’s definition of Sustainable Development:

Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

In doing so we will strive to reconcile the tensions which exist between the three pillars of sustainability – economic prosperity; environmental quality; social equity – both now and for the generations who will engage with the University in the future.

Through our Sustainable Aston Working Group, both staff and students are actively encouraged to help develop, provide feedback and monitor our Sustainability policies, targets and strategy. 

Below is a list of our policy documentation as well as the action plans and objectives and targets that support these policies.

Sustainability Policies Document - This document includes all our sub policies - updated August 2017

Objectives and Targets - updated September 2017

ISO 14001 Certificate - Nov 2014 - Nov 2017

ISO 50001 Certificate - Sept 2016 - Sept 2019

Energy and Sustainability Report 2015/16

Carbon Management Plan - updated June 2017

Biodiversity Action Plan - updated July 2017

Food Action Plan - updated June 2017

Sustainable Transport Action Plan 2015/16

Adaptation and Climate Change at Aston - updated July 2017

Engagement Strategy - updated June 2017

Space Heating Code of Practice - updated July 2017

Link to Ethical Investment Policy

Link to Central Procurement Sustainability Webpage