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SUSTAINABILITY AUDIT OF THEUNIVERSITY OF WORCESTER
TABLE OF CONTENTSINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................3Question 1........................................................................................................................................3Policy: Environmental Policy..........................................................................................................3How does University of Worcester make the sustainability policy publicly available? Howfrequently is it published and progress on it reported to a senior level of the university?..........3What action plans/strategies accompany the policy (or separate policies) setting specific, timebound targets for reducing environmental impact in the following areas? Are these robust andeffective plans?............................................................................................................................4Policy: Human Resources for Sustainability...................................................................................5Which members of the University of Worcester staff are responsible for sustainabilityactivities within the university? (Include those with operational responsibility and those withmanagement responsibility).........................................................................................................5Are there sufficient, appropriately trained, environmental sustainability staff?.........................6Well-resourced staff.....................................................................................................................6Policy: Environmental Auditing & Management Systems..............................................................7Is University of Worcester accredited to an external environmental management system? Whatareas of the university does it cover? E.g. the whole university, one campus, individualbuildings, etc................................................................................................................................7Policy: Ethical Investment...............................................................................................................8How does University of Worcester ensure it has a robust and publicly available ethicalinvestment policy?.......................................................................................................................8How effectively does it cover the essential criteria (basic information expected) and additionalinformation (beyond the basic information expected)?...............................................................8How has the institution evaluated implementation of then ethical investment policy andprogress towards its ethical investment policy objectives in the last financial year?..................9Policy: Carbon Management...........................................................................................................9
Does University of Worcester have a publicly available carbon management plan? Does thisinclude an externally verified accreditation plan?.......................................................................9How well is Carbon Management undertaken?.........................................................................10Does the carbon management plan include a baseline and reduction targets for scope 3emissions calculated in the following areas. Howrobust andeffective are these targets?.......10Policy: Workers Rights..................................................................................................................11Is University of Worcester a Fairtrade University, accredited by the Fairtrade Foundation?...11What percentage of University Staff and Student Uniforms (including sports kits) made withFairtrade Cotton?.......................................................................................................................11Is the University of Worcester committed to only procure through suppliers that upholdInternational Labor Standards and Codes of Conduct? How far is any commitment upheld?..11Is University of Worcester mapping the supply chains of key industry areas (currentlysupplying the university) that are known to be high-risk industries for global workers and theirhuman rights? What actions and targets are set to address issues identified?...........................12How does the University of Worcester support the requirements of the Living WageFoundation?...............................................................................................................................12Policy: Sustainable Food...............................................................................................................12Does University of Worcester have a publicly-available sustainable food policy?..................12What comprehensive framework for continual improvement in sustainable food and cateringhas the University of Worcester implemented?.........................................................................12Are all university catering outlets certified to Marine Stewardship Council standards?..........13Do all food offers/menus change with the availability of seasonal produce with at least 2(major) items per main dish served in the season it is naturally abundant? (All food outlets).13Performance staff and student engagement...................................................................................14What sustainability engagement strategies does the University of Worcester implement forstaff and students?......................................................................................................................14How is the University of Worcester Sustainability Policy, sustainability issues and areas forstaff engagement covered in Staff Induction?...........................................................................14What staff engagement with trade unions on sustainability issues is taking place?..................14Performance: Key Sustainability Impacts.....................................................................................14How effective have sustainability actions been?.......................................................................14
Performance: Energy Sources........................................................................................................14Has the University of Worcester installed onsite Combined Heat and Power plant(s)? Is this akey energy source e.g. how much of the campus area does this supply heat and power to?.....14Does renewable energy generated on campus provide a significant contribution to theUniversity of Worcester's energy demand?...............................................................................14Performance: Waste & Recycling.................................................................................................14What recycling and reusing initiatives does the University of Worcester implement?.............14Performance: Carbon Reduction....................................................................................................15What yearly reduction of carbon emissions has the University of Worcester achieved?..........15How well is the University of Worcester performing in reducing carbon emissions comparedto sector-wide carbon reduction targets from 2005 baseline?...................................................15Performance: Water Reduction......................................................................................................15What is the water consumption per head?.................................................................................15Is grey or rain water used or planned to be used in the future...................................................15Positive or negative issues and action plan....................................................................................15CONCLUSION..............................................................................................................................17REFERENCES..............................................................................................................................18
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