Middlesex University's Sustainable Development Policy outlines our key environmental commitments and aims. It has top management support and all staff and students are required to abide by it. While delivery of these aims requires input and work from all University Stakeholders, the Policy is supported by the Estate & Facilities Management Services.
To see the policy please click on the document below.
Middlesex has undertaken a range of actions and activities over the past five years to improve our environmental performance. These have ranged from on site generation of power from renewable/low carbon sources, improved building management controls, changes to waste contracts through to the implementation of new ways of working.
For an outline see the Environmental actions completed to date in the document below or look at our Environmental Management sections in our Corporate Social Responsibility report.
Middlesex University takes its social responsibilities seriously and created a CSR policy in 2010 with the first report on our progress published in 2011. The core areas of our policy focus on:
- Our communities
- Business partners
- Environmental Management
Our corporate social responsibility committee is chaired by the Director of Estate and Facilities Management Services and reports into our Assurance committee.
For more information and to view the latest published reports please view our CSR Page
The Government set up the Sustainable Procurement Task Force (SPTF) to develop a framework which would allow organisations to measure and monitor their progress on sustainable procurement over time.
The framework identifies five key themes and has five levels as detailed below.
Level 1 - Foundation
Policy, Strategy & Communications
Level 2 - Embed
Level 3 - Practice
Level 4 - Enhance
Measurements & Results
Level 5 - Lead
Ensuring that we address environmental and sustainability concerns at the point of purchase Middlesex University adopted the Flexible Framework for Sustainable Procurement and currently holds level 3 status. All tenders have an environmental section included as part of the pre-qualification selection and scoring process.
The SPTF defines Sustainable Procurement as:
A process whereby organisations meet their needs for goods, services, works and utilities in a way that achieves value for money on a whole life basis in terms of generating benefits not only to the organisation, but also to society and the economy, whilst minimising damage to the environment." Sustainable Procurement Task Force.
For more information please see the Flexible Framework for Sustainable Procurement.