UCLan given thumbs-up for sustainability merits
University recognised in 2016 People and Planet Green League table
The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has been recognised for its sustainability credentials in a national league table.
UCLan appears in the top third of the 2016 People and Planet Green League out of 150 UK universities and was awarded a 2.1 degree qualification for its environmental and ethical performance.
In areas covering renewable energy sources, such as generating its own electricity, and making sure environmental performance is properly audited and continually improves, the University scored top marks. It also scored highly in offering sustainable and local food across catering outlets, for its recycling efforts and its efficient use of water.
"More and more universities are now investing in sustainability so to see UCLan still succeeding in this competitive league table is testament to the hard work we all put in and our commitment to sustainability."
Clair Engl, Environment and Sustainability Manager at UCLan, said: “UCLan is always striving to improve its environmental performance principally via its environmental management system, recently awarded the international standard ISO14001:2015. It is therefore great to see the wider sustainability work carried out by many staff across the University being recognised by the People and Planet Green League. We will continue to engage staff and students to embed sustainability through various initiatives such as our campus-wide Christmas Energy campaign and annual Green Week.
“More and more universities are now investing in sustainability so to see UCLan still succeeding in this competitive league table is testament to the hard work we all put in and our commitment to sustainability.”