Sustainability performance

The following table gives a list of measures or indicators of the university's sustainability performance. Further information about some of the categories is available through the following links:

Subject Subcategory Current status
Sustainability management Sustainability policy Newcastle University has adopted a Sustainability Policy. This suspersedes its previous Environmental Policy.
Environmental management EMS The university has no formal environmental management systems, such as EMAS or ISO 14001.
Transport Transportation Strategy The university has taken a number of steps to enact its transport strategy which aims to reduce car use in favour of public transport and cycling.
Energy ‘Green’ Electricity supply The main campus, main student halls and the International Centre for Life are supplied with electricity under a contract specifying sourcing from renewables generation.
Energy consumption Energy consumption per square metre and energy costs have increased in recent years.
Waste Waste strategy and guidance The university's Housekeeping Services (part of Estates) has waste strategy that aims to conform to the waste management hierarchy.
Recycling paper and card Housekeeping services operate a collection-for-recycling service for paper and card.
Recycling – computers and associated equipment Computers in the main clusters are 'trickled down' within the university if possible, otherwise, they are scrapped. Discarded computers and other associated equipment belonging to faculties or schools may be removed, at a cost, by approved materials recycling contractors.
Water and Sewerage Water and sewerage costs
Sustainability education and research University taught programmes and research. Information on the university's taught courses and research that relate to directly or strongly to sustainable development can be found at Research and Teaching.
Community outreach Sustainability educaton The sustainability@newcastle group at the Engineering Design Centre are involved in facilitating education in sustainability and sustainable design, and in providing a central resource for those involved in this field, whether from schools and colleges, business and industry or in the wider community.
Social inclusion Widening participation The university has a strategy to increase intake of entrants from under-represented groups, namely, young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, mature students and disabled students.

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