Planning for Sustainability
Sustainability has become an important element of the College’s planning and developmental strategy. Action was taken to address the College’s impact on the environment through its very first Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP), produced in the 2014/ 2015 academic year. This process required identifying and collecting evidence reporting on the College’s activities that contributed to its CO2 emissions. Examples of this evidence includes the consumption of electricity, gas; water supply and treatment; and travel mileage relating to vehicle use, flights, and rail travel.
The total sum of CO2 emissions from the College in the 2015/ 2016 year was set as the Carbon Baseline, from which a list of Carbon Management Priorities could be set. The total emission from the College in 2014/ 2015 were:
The changes highlighted in the table opposite equate to a reduction of:
using the Carbon Baseline year as the comparison year.
The College’s Plans (CCAP) can be viewed below.
Annual Reporting of Emissions
Annual reporting of the College’s emissions related activity show that progress is being made.
The main reasons for this were:
The College’s Estates Strategy (May 2018) takes into account the current and anticipated environmental context facing the College. It has been devised in accordance with several published documents including the Glasgow Curriculum and Estates Review (2015); the Glasgow Regional Outcome Agreement (2018/19); and Scottish Government Priorities including carbon reduction. View the Estate Strategy for 2018 below.
Contracts and APUC
This page contains documents and images relating to our Estates and Sustainabilty.
The College has adopted the APUC Supply Chain Code of Conduct as part of our commitment to conducting procurement activities in a socially responsible manner, and furthermore supports wider engagement by the supply market with the APUC ‘SUSTAIN’ programme to assess suppliers’ supply chain sustainability credentials. Further information please refer to Supply Chain Code of Conduct.