Bangor University awarded International Standard for Environmental Management

Following an intensive external audit in March this year, Bangor University has successfully achieved ISO 14001:2004 certification for its commitment to continual environmental improvement. ISO 14001 is the internationally recognised standard for organisations that proactively control their environmental impacts through a formal Environmental Management System (EMS). This award builds upon our Green Dragon certification which the University has held since 2009.

Ricky Carter, Bangor University’s Environmental Manager said:

“Both the Green Dragon and ISO14001 standards require systematic control of those activities that can have an adverse impact on the environment. In our case these include our energy consumption, use of natural resources, handling and disposal of waste, and business travel. Green Dragon is a highly credible management standard within Wales and to build on this by achieving ISO 14001 certification clearly demonstrates to our stakeholders at a global level, that our University is committed to protecting and enhancing our natural environment”.

Vice Chancellor Professor John Hughes commented, “This is a wonderful achievement of the long term goal we set ourselves when we embarked on our EMS back in 2009. I am delighted that we continue to build on our international reputation as a sustainable University, and this is further evidence that we are taking our environmental responsibilities very seriously indeed.”

At Bangor we are always looking for ideas for even better environmental performance and any views or suggestions can be sent to environment@bangor.ac.uk.

Publication date: 30 May 2014