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Environment and sustainability

Sustainability is important to us and we are committed to improving and developing our environmental obligations and raising the profile of sustainability across our community.

We intend to improve our environmental performance through strategic objectives covering several key areas. These are set out in the attached policy and strategy documents:

Our policy and strategy are underpinned by several policy documents:

Carbon management plan

We are currently drafting our next Carbon Management Plan and the new version will be ready by the Summer of 2021 at the latest. Please take a look at our review of our Carbon Management Plans to date.

Recycling and waste disposal

We generate a wide range of waste types including food waste, paper and cardboard and hazardous waste. Details of our recycling guidance and locations will be added here soon.

Biodiversity

Find out about our approach to biodiversity and how are Grounds and Gardens team ensures we fulfil our commitment to sustainability in this area.

Sustainable food policy

Our Catering team serve hundreds of meals each day from our Refectory as well as hot and cold drinks and snacks from our Dolce Vita, Naylor Library and Bar outlets. In 2021 they will be developing ways to reduce waste from food and packaging to help progress our Sustainable Food Policy.

Modern slavery

We are committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking. Please see our Modern Slavery Statement for further details.

Feedback and questions are welcomed and can be sent to estates@stmarys.ac.uk.