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Bangor in top 10% of World’s Greenest Universities

Bangor University’s commitment to sustainability has again earned it a commanding position in an international league table of environmentally friendly institutions. The UI Green Metric, a league table of the world’s greenest universities, was first launched by Universitas Indonesia in 2010 to highlight sustainability and environmental management at universities around the globe. Each year the number of Universities taking part increases; in the current league 360 Universities from 62 countries took part and Bangor has been placed in 28th position.

Vice Chancellor Professor John G Hughes said:

“I am delighted that Bangor continues to maintain its position as a sustainability leader within the international higher education sector. This latest announcement demonstrates our ongoing commitment to taking positive action in promoting sustainability and achieving continual environmental improvement”.

Ricky Carter, Environmental Manager in the Estates and Facilities Department added:

“We are continuing to make significant progress not only at home but globally, as shown by our recent achievement of the internationally recognised ISO14001 Environmental Standard. In addition we have held the Welsh Green Dragon environmental certification since 2009”.

Head of Sustainable Development at Bangor University, Dr Einir Young responded to the announcement saying:

“Our efforts in driving environmental improvements and resource efficiencies throughout the organisation continue to show dividends. We recognise that the environment is just one aspect of the sustainable development agenda, and we are focussing our efforts on integrating sustainable practice into everything we do, through our research, our teaching and our own supply chain”.


Publication date: 12 February 2015