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Bangor achieves top 20 position in global Green Universities League Table

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Bangor University’s commitment to sustainability has earned it 19th position in an international league table of environmentally friendly institutions. 301 Universities from 61 countries took part in the league table, which was launched by Universitas Indonesia in 2010 to highlight sustainability and environmental management at universities across the world.

I am delighted that Bangor’s demonstrated commitment to taking positive action in promoting sustainability and achieving continual environmental improvement is achieving international recognition, said Vice Chancellor Professor John G Hughes

This latest announcement comes shortly after Bangor was named as the “greenest” university in Wales in the 2013 UK People and Planet Green League.

“We are making great progress, and this latest news is extremely encouraging as we seek to achieve the internationally recognised ISO14001 Standard for our Environmental Management System later this year”, Ricky Carter, Environmental Manager in the Estates and Facilities Department added.

Moving beyond its increasingly globally impressive environmental credentials, Bangor has recently introduced an innovative new sustainability policy and is actively involved in a broad range of research and development projects with industry focussing on the three pillars of sustainability, People, Planet and Prosperity.

Our efforts in driving environmental improvements and resource efficiencies throughout the organisation are really beginning to show dividends. However, we are aware that this is just one aspect of the sustainable development agenda. Under the new sustainability policy we are now focussing our efforts on integrating sustainable practice into everything we do, through our research, our teaching and our own supply chain,” responded Head of Sustainable Development and Director of WISE Network at Bangor University, Dr Einir Young when she heard of the top 20 placing.