Warwick Network 2010 Reducing my Environmental Impact

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Warwick
Network
2010
Reducing my Environmental Impact
at Warwick
Nick Hillard – Environment Manager
Monday 12th April 2010
Environmental Impact
April 2010 – Environmental Management at
the University of Warwick
One Strength - What do we currently do well
2. One Weakness – Area for improvement
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3.
One thing you personally want to get out of this
workshop
Reducing my Environmental Impact
 Brief
Introduction to my World
 Brainstorm: Environmental Impact
 Why is this Important?
 What you can Do
 Environmental Audit
 What progress has been made
 Discussion and awards
Sources of Organisational Pressure
Delivering the Vision
Vision
Policy
Objectives
Targets
Performance
Improvement
Brainstorm: Environmental Impact
 Arrange yourselves in pairs
 Ask yourselves the question:
“Currently, what are the major
environmental impacts that the
University has ”
 Both positive/negative and direct/indirect
 Each pair should derive three impacts
 The responses will then be grouped and assessed
Environmental Impact
“The primary environmental
impact associated with the
University’s operation is
influencing behaviours,
raising awareness and
changing the attitudes of
staff, students and other
stakeholders”
Environmental Impact
 Environmental risk and potential liability issues
 Energy efficiency and reducing carbon footprint
 Sustainable design
 Green travel
 Reducing consumption of primary raw materials
 Reusing / recycling waste materials
 Procurement and “greening” the supply chain
 Governance and environmental reporting
 Enhancing biodiversity
Why is this important ?
 Commercial
considerations around
environmental risk assessment
 There
is a robust business case to support
effective environmental management
 Unmanaged,
environmental Risks may
manifest as Financial Liabilities
Identifying Liabilities
Environmental Issues
Environmental risks
Environmental liabilities
Financial costs
Corporate risks
Direct
Indirect
Reputational
Identifying Liabilities
Environmental Issues
Environmental risks
Environmental liabilities
Financial costs
Corporate risks
Uncontrolled waste disposal
Contaminated land
Damage to district heating
pipework
£15,000
Reputation
RECORDS OF FILLED LAND
RECORDS OF FILLED LAND
RECORDS OF FILLED LAND
Identifying Liabilities
Environmental Issues
Environmental risks
Environmental liabilities
Financial costs
Corporate risks
Climate change
Failure to hit carbon reduction
targets
Capital Investment Framework
funding restrictions
£ Potentially multi million
Gross income
Reputation
Reducing my Environmental Impact
 Brief
Introduction to my World
 Brainstorm: Environmental Impact
 Why is this Important?
 What you can Do
 Environmental Audit
 What progress has been made
 Discussion and awards
Environmental Impact
 Environmental risk and potential liability issues
 Energy efficiency and reducing carbon footprint
 Sustainable design
 Green travel
 Reducing consumption of primary raw materials
 Reusing / recycling waste materials
 Procurement and “greening” the supply chain
 Governance and environmental reporting
 Enhancing biodiversity
Environmental Audit
“ ... a systematic, documented,
periodic and objective
evaluation of environmental
performance ... ”
Types of Environmental Audit
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compliance audit;
issues audit;
site audit;
corporate audit;
due diligence audit;
activity or operational audit; and
product or life cycle audit.
Environmental Audit
Main Campus Site Environmental Audit
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General Environmental Management
Materials’ Storage
Discharges to Water and Wastewater Management
Carbon Management
Other Atmospheric Emissions
Solid Waste Management
Hazardous Waste Management
Hazardous Materials in Buildings
Nuisance Impacts
Contaminated Land
Building Development and Refurbishment
Operational Environmental Audit
 Arrange yourselves in pairs.
 Briefly run through the Operational Environmental
Audit Tool and get a feel for the type of issues
covered.
 What sort of scores would we achieve?
 Feel free to take it away, complete in more detail and
get back in touch to progress.
What progress ?
Procurement and “greening” the supply chain
Strategy:
“To derive best value from the
negotiated contractual agreements
and to promote positive
environmental benefits throughout
the supply chain”
Procurement and “greening” the supply chain
 Multi million pounds spend on everything
from specialist equipment to travel to
stationery
 PQQ and tender returns stipulate
environmental credentials
 Balance social, economic and environmental
considerations in decision-making
 Enables the showcasing of good practice
Procurement and “greening” the supply chain
Green Travel
Strategy:
“The University is committed to a
balanced strategy of car parking
management, green travel initiatives
and improving key junctions in order
to mitigate traffic congestion issues”
Green Travel
 Commuting to/from work
 Promoting car share
 Making public transport more attractive
 Staff air travel
 Facilities
 Incentives
 Campus development plan
Reducing / reusing / recycling waste materials
Strategy:
“To reduce overall waste volume
and to increase proportion of
those materials recycled”
Reducing / reusing / recycling waste materials
 Procurement
 Life cycle costings
 Types of materials
 Availability / Locations of facilities
 Symbioses
Recycling Initiatives
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Co-mingled recycling initiative currently being rolled
out across residential academic areas
Installation of 13 recycling nurseries around
campus
Central collection of WEEE
Office waste recycling scheme – 170 tonnes pa
Reusable furniture recycled to good causes
Currently operating at circa 28% recycling rate
Recycling Rates
2006
10%
2007
2008
2009
20%
26%
28%
Waste & Recycling
600 tonnes less waste
removed by Cov CC
in 2008-09 cf. 2004-05
Central collection of waste
electrical and electronic
equipment and hazardous
waste items – fridges, TVs,
Microwaves, monitors etc
Dedicated recycling points
established to segregate,
but also educate.
one within 5 mins walk of
anywhere on campus
Battery recycling
introduced before
legislative
requirement to
do so
Pioneering mixed plastic
collection initiated removes
0.5 – 0.7 tonnes of plastic
per week
Summary
 The University has both direct and indirect
environmental impacts
 Environmental risks may manifest as liabilities
 There is a business advantage to effectively
managing these risks
 We’re all in this
 What else would you like to discuss?
Reducing my
Environmental Impact
Warwick Network 2010
www.warwick.ac.uk/go/environment
[email protected]
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