The ICR is committed to minimising our environmental impacts as outlined in our Health Safety and Environment Policy Statement, our Health, Safety, Environment and Quality Strategy and our ICR Estates Strategy. Our initiatives are coordinated by our Facilities team and the Institute Health, Safety & Environment Committee. We have prioritised reducing our significant environmental impacts through our waste and energy reduction initiatives, Carbon Management Plan, Green Travel Plan, Biodiversity Plan and our Responsible Procurement Policy.
In November 2011 we successfully achieved the Ecocampus Gold and Platinum awards and now have a robust environmental management system in place. The ICR is one of the very first higher education institutions to achieve this award, equivalent to the ISO 14001 standard. We have also successfully completed our Carbon Management Plan in conjunction with the Carbon Trust. Subsequently the ICR achieved certification to ISO 14001 in November 2013.
Through our participation in the Ecocampus Project and membership of EAUC and the London Universities Environment Group (LUEG) we are able to co-ordinate our environmental management in collaboration with other universities.
The Health, Safety, Environment & Quality (HSEQ) team advise on health, safety, environmental and sustainability issues within the institute. The HSEQ committee structure includes both staff and union representation.
View the HSEQ structure and reporting overview
View the Facilities HSEQ structure