Cardiff Metropolitan University recognises the importance of the role it has to play in environmental management of its estate and in promoting principles of sustainability across all activities, including teaching and research. The University will manage and control its environmental risks in a sustainable manner by complying with relevant legislation and adopting where appropriate best practice.
Cardiff Metropolitan recognises a wide definition of sustainability, based on engaging in development that meet the needs of the present, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
The University has publically declared its commitment to Sustainable Development principles by signing the Sustainable Development Charter. The Charter encourages and enables organisations in Wales to become more sustainable - to make decisions that produce the best long-term outcomes for themselves and for the future of Wales. The Sustainable Development Charter is Wales' highest profile commitment to sustainable development. Signing the Charter is a voluntary commitment aimed at improving the economic, social and environmental well-being of Wales.
Environmental Impacts are reviewed each year as part of our Environmental Management System, reported in the annual report and at Environmental Performance Group Meetings.