Cardiff Met awarded ‘First Class’ for its environmental policy


​The new Cardiff School of Art and Design.

​Cardiff Metropolitan University has once again been rated as one of the most environmentally friendly higher education institutions in the UK, according to the People & Planet University League table.

The University has been ranked second in Wales within the nationally-recognised league table's 'First Class' category.

The criteria in which Cardiff Met had to demonstrate its green credentials included Environmental Policy, Ethical Investment, Carbon Reduction, Sustainable Food and Waste and Recycling.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Antony Chapman said: "I am delighted that the University has once again been recognised for reaching the highest standards in the management of its environment. The award acknowledges the work of our dedicated team across our two campuses in Cardiff to reduce our carbon footprint.

"The University's new buildings including Cardiff Management School, Food Industry Centre, i-zone and the new Cardiff School of Art and Design have all been designed with energy efficiency in mind. Not only does our work on our environmental policy show our commitment to our local community but it has also saved us a significant amount of money in energy bills."

People & Planet's Green League Manager, Hannah Smith added: "We're particularly impressed to see Cardiff Met taking strong action to support students with the skills and understanding they need to meet the challenges of climate change and global inequality, no matter what they study."