Both the Fair Trade and Ethical Investment Policy aim to give all stakeholders (staff, students, trade unions) a voice in environment, sustainability and ethical matters.
Extract from Report on Sustainability and the Environment August 2014 - July 2015
Statement on investment page 4...
"f) The review of the Ethical Investment Policy - no investments to report during the period and
g) The University continues to uphold the values within the Ethical Investment Plan and specifically has not made any investments as in f) in fossil fuels or arms."
Budget provision for Sustainability activities
Spend on sustainability is managed in conjunction with the management of the Environmental Management System. Some expenditure however is devolved to Schools and Units for example, Estates expenditure. A summary of activities has been captured, see side links for some examples of sustainability activities recent expenditure.
Procurement commodity profiling
The ‘Commodity Profiling’ process that the University will be using to capture and report on Sustainability achievements has been completed.