The University of Exeter in Exeter, Devon, and Falmouth, Cornwall, UK, offers research and study in sciences, social sciences, business, humanities and arts. The university was founded and received its Royal Charter in 1955. The university has four campuses: Streatham and St Luke’s (both of which are in Exeter); and Truro and Penryn (both of which are in Cornwall). Streatham is the largest campus containing many of the university’s administrative buildings, and is regarded as the most beautiful in the country. Exeter has maintained a top ten position in the National Student Survey since the survey was launched in 2005.
The University of Exeter has implemented an EMS for Campus Services which was certified to ISO14001 in April 2015. See the ISO14001:2004 Registration Certificate.
The EMS helps identify areas where efficiency can be improved and savings made. Areas where tangible benefits and financial savings can be achieved are waste management, energy consumption, transportation, packaging and materials use. The other major benefits are:
- improved compliance with environmental legislation
- regulator assurance
- reduced insurance risks
- reduced environmental risk
- demonstration of environmental commitment to stakeholders, such as HEFCE
- support funding bids and invitations to tender
- demonstration of green credentials to attract staff , students and business customers
- enhanced environmental awareness within the University community
- opportunities for research and student projects