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The University of Southampton

Environmental Management system

At the University of Southampton, we are dedicated to effectively managing our environmental impact and driving continuous improvement through implementing our Environmental Management System (EMS). Integrated into our core business operations, our EMS is accredited to the international standard ISO 14001:2015. This robust system guides us in safeguarding the environment, preventing pollution, and ensuring compliance with relevant regulations. Additionally, it enables us to track our progress in alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We are delighted to announce that in August 2023, we successfully achieved recertification for the ISO 14001:2015 standard, extending our certification until 2026. This achievement reaffirms our commitment to environmental stewardship and broadens the scope of our EMS certificate to encompass the entire University.

Certifications and Scope

Our EMS certification covers a comprehensive scope of activities within the University that impact the environment. This includes areas such as energy consumption, waste management, water usage, transportation, and more. By addressing these aspects, we ensure a holistic approach to environmental responsibility.

Regular Audits and Continuous Improvement

Maintaining our EMS certification involves a rigorous process of regular audits. These audits serve as opportunities to assess our adherence to ISO 14001:2015 standards, identify areas for improvement, and make necessary adjustments. By engaging in these audits, we consistently refine our environmental management practices, enhance our sustainability initiatives, and contribute to a better future for all.

At the University, our dedication to environmental sustainability remains unwavering. Through our ISO 14001:2015 certification and the commitment of our university community, we are actively shaping a more sustainable and responsible future.


For more details about our EMS certification, please explore the provided resources.


ISO 14001:2015

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