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