Environmental and Sustainability Policy
The Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) recognises that its economic, social and civic responsibilities are central to its activities and that the University’s core business and teaching operations have the potential to affect the environment, health and prosperity of its employees, its students and the communities in which it operates.
In support of this belief, the University wishes to play a central role in protecting and enhancing sustainability locally, nationally and internationally, by ensuring that this principle underpins all its operations and activities. Thus, the University is committed to create a difference by:
Reducing the University’s carbon emissions through efficient and responsible use of energy and water and by promoting resource efficiency associated with day-to-day activities and new developments.
Preventing pollution whenever possible by reducing emissions & discharges and minimising waste production as far as is practicable by reusing or recycling waste where appropriate.
Minimising the impact of transport on the environment through the adoption of a University wide sustainable travel plan.
Minimising any adverse environmental impact of the University’s capital development programme by ensuring that new developments take into account sustainable construction principles including the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM).
Protecting natural habitats and local wildlife and conserving biological diversity.
Embedding the principles of environmental stewardship and sustainability within the University Teaching & Learning Strategy.
Continually improving the University’s environmental performance through the introduction of an Environmental Management System and the annual development and review of environmental objectives and targets.
Monitoring and auditing the University’s environmental performance and practice at regular intervals.
Meeting and where appropriate applying more stringent standards to ensure the University complies with applicable legal requirements and with other requirements to which the University subscribes which relate to its environmental aspects.
Increasing awareness of environmental responsibilities among staff and students.
Participation in dialogue to build partnerships with local community and national organisations to reduce the University’s environmental impact within the regions in which core activities take place.
Seeking to influence our suppliers and contractors through the development and implementation of a sustainable procurement policy, an objective of which will require sustainable issues to be considered in the procurement of all goods and services supplied to the University.
Making this Policy available to the public and communicating it to all parties working for or on behalf of the University.