University bags Green Gown nomination

MANCHESTER Met are proud to be finalists in the EAUC Green Gown Awards 2016 for sustainability reporting.

The Green Gown Awards recognise exceptional sustainability initiatives undertaken by universities and colleges across the UK.

The introduction of a new category award, Sustainability Reporting, aims to assess the quality and relevance of sustainability reporting offered throughout the publicly available information provided by institutions.
Manchester Met’s most recent Environmental Sustainability Statement 2014/15 outlines our progress towards implementing our key commitments, as set out in the Environmental Sustainability Policy, and provides an honest account of the university’s environmental performance.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Malcolm Press said: “We are incredibly proud to have been shortlisted for this award, especially since this is the first year that the sustainability reporting category has been introduced. We have transformed our approach toward sustainability and it underpins our new Strategic Framework.

“We are committed to engaging all members of the University, staff and students alike, in our approach, which aims to combine the best available technological solutions with driving the behavioural and cultural changes that are required to make a difference. We believe that education has a vital influencing role to play here.”

The Environment Team produce the annual statement by collaborating closely with partners across the University and the city.

Sophie Leigh, Sustainability Engagement Manager, said: “We are incredibly pleased to have been recognised for our efforts in sustainability reporting- however, it’s imperative that we don’t just report annually and that we constantly work to create conversations and engage our stakeholders, as well as celebrate success across the year.”

The awards will be hosted at the Athena, a landmark building situated within the cultural quarter of Leicester on November 10 this year. Find out more about the Green Gown finalists for sustainability reporting by clicking here.

Find out more about current Environment and Sustainable Development initiatives by visiting www.mmu.ac.uk/environment or follow us on Twitter @mmuenvironment.