Bangor achieves top 20 position in global Green Universities League Table

Bangor University’s commitment to sustainability has earned it 19th position in an international league table of environmentally friendly institutions. 301 Universities from 61 countries took part in the league table, which was launched by Universitas Indonesia in 2010 to highlight sustainability and environmental management at universities across the world.

Vice Chancellor Professor John G Hughes said: “I am delighted that Bangor’s demonstrated commitment to taking positive action in promoting sustainability and achieving continual environmental improvement is achieving international recognition.”

This latest announcement comes shortly after Bangor was named as the “greenest” university in Wales in the 2013 UK People and Planet Green League.

Ricky Carter, Environmental Manager in the Estates and Facilities Department added: “We are making great progress, and this latest news is extremely encouraging as we seek to achieve the internationally recognised ISO14001 Standard for our Environmental Management System later this year.”

Moving beyond its increasingly globally impressive environmental credentials, Bangor has recently introduced an innovative new sustainability policy and is actively involved in a broad range of research and development projects with industry focussing on the three pillars of sustainability, People, Planet and Prosperity.

Head of Sustainable Development at Bangor University, Dr Einir Young responded to the top 20 placing saying: “Our efforts in driving environmental improvements and resource efficiencies throughout the organisation are really beginning to show dividends. However, we are aware that this is just one aspect of the sustainable development agenda. Under the new sustainability policy we are now focussing our efforts on integrating sustainable practice into everything we do, through our research, our teaching and our own supply chain”.

Publication date: 31 January 2014