Policy and Governance
Leadership responsibility for Sustainability is held by the Vice Chancellor (VC) and operational responsibility is held by the Chief Operating Officer.
UCA’s Environmental & Social Sustainability Policy is reviewed annually and approved by the UCA Leadership Team. Performance against this policy is publicly reported each year in the UCA Environment & Energy Review.
A new Sustainability Strategy Group (SSG), chaired by the Chief Operating Officer was formed in 2021 and is responsible for the development, support and monitoring of Environmental and Social Sustainability across the full breadth of the University’s activities.
The Sustainability Manager (SM) reports progress and seeks input on the Sustainability Programme at Campus Operations Group (COG) meetings which are attended by academic and professional support staff and student representatives. The SM submits papers to the University Leadership Team for review and approval. The annual report is submitted for review and approval to the University Audit and Risk Committee and is reported to the Board of Governors.
The Sustainable Travel Group (STG), chaired by the SM, was formed in 2018, to develop Sustainable Travel Plans at each campus and to reduce the environmental impact of staff and student travel. STG membership includes staff from Estates & Facilities, Human Resources, Health & Safety and a representative from the Students Union.
The University aims to continue to provide the funds and support required to ensure that UCA continues to meet the objectives of its Environmental & Social Sustainability Policy.
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