Environmental Policy - Aston University

Aston University is ‘an inspirational place’ responsible for the provision of high quality education to over 8,000 students and for the promotion of scholarship through its world class research activities. We also aim to be an inspirational place to live, work and study. Our environmental policy will inspire us to meet, support, influence and raise awareness to reflect latest environmental practice. This will be through the implementation of an environmental management system in pursuit of sustainability and continuous improvement. We will seek innovative ways of meeting environmental objectives.

These include:

  • to meet and, where appropriate, exceed all relevant UK, European and international legislative and regulatory requirements and agreements;

  • to support continuous environmental improvement by establishing demanding and measurable environmental performance targets, specifically related to energy, transport and materials, that are reviewed regularly and reported upon at least annually;

  • requiring our suppliers and contractors to ensure that goods and services procured support our environmental policy;

  • raising awareness within the Aston community to ensure that everyone recognises and respects their environmental responsibilities and acts accordingly;

  • to reduce all kinds of pollution through reduced waste, reduced emissions and responsible disposal.

These sustainability values will be fully embedded within our community, our research and our teaching. 



Professor Julia King CBE FREng


December 2007