Procurement Manual - 6.0 Environmental Considerations

04 August 2014

6.1   Anglia Ruskin University

6.1.1   Over the last decade Anglia Ruskin University has consolidated its position in the East of England and is now ready to build on this success. Our University is expanding and improving its physical facilities, to deliver a flexible curriculum that continues to exceed expectation and build on new regional partnerships with commerce, the public sector, local communities and industry.


6.2   Environmental Policy Statement

6.2.1   Anglia Ruskin recognises that its daily activities may result in adverse impacts on the Environment. We will implement an appropriate Environmental Management System (EMS) to ensure that as a minimum legal compliance is met if not surpassed. Where practical it will aim to eliminate or minimise the adverse environmental impacts and prevent pollution. It will through the EMS continue to improve its environmental performance and regularly review this policy, setting appropriate objectives and targets.


6.2.2   Commit to meet statutory environmental compliance and other relevant codes of practice and where practical seek to surpass them Actively manage within its means energy and water consumption across the Estate to seek to ensure that optimum efficiencies are realised, waste eliminated and carbon emissions reduced Introduce progressive waste management procedures to seek to minimise waste to landfill by increasing recycling and re-use rates. Seek to improve site accessibility and reduce reliance on the car by implementing measures that reduce the need to travel and encourage greater patronage for walking, cycling, car-sharing and public transport use. Introduce a procurement strategy that seeks to deliver value for money and supports the energy and water efficiency, waste minimisation and sustainable travel initiatives. Encourage all contractors, suppliers and third parties to take active pragmatic steps to ensure that their services, products and activities do not breach our University’s environmental objectives. Seek to ensure that all new build/refurbishments minimise their environmental impact during the construction phase, provide a pleasant working environment, are cost efficient to run through energy and water savings. Maintain our University landscapes in a cost effective manner which delivers high amenity value and supports biodiversity and wildlife. Wherever possible integrate sustainable development into the curriculum and in practice through day to day operational activities. Raise awareness amongst stakeholders of this Environmental Policy and our University’s commitment to improving its environmental performance. Regularly review environmental performance, set targets and produce a reports. 


6.3   Sustainability Group Membership

6.3.1   The group has representation from the key operational departments of Anglia Ruskin University and its main subsidiaries. Academic representation from Faculties includes those responsible for the delivery of the curriculum/research and for the technical and administrative support of those Faculties. The group reports to the Director of Estates & Facilities and the Secretary & Clerk to the Vice Chancellor. Reports and recommendations are formerly presented to the Corporate Management Team and the Board for approval or direction. Membership includes:


Job Title

Support Service/Faculty

University Secretary & Clerk to VC

Vice Chancellors Group


Estates & Facilities



Associate Dean, Enterprise and External Development

Faculty of Science & Technology

Assistant Director


Assistant Director

Estates & Facilities



Senior Technical Officer

Faculty of Science & Technology

Environmental Manager

Estates & Facilities

Environment & Utilities Officer

Estates & Facilities


Student Union

Corporate Communications Manager


Faculty Resources Manager

Faculty of Education

Facilities Service Manager (Soft Services)

Estates & Facilities (NPMA Ltd)

Procurement Services


Risk Management Officer

Risk Management