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Emissions and Discharges

We are committed to preventing pollution by reducing emissions and discharges by regularly reviewing practice against benchmarks.  For example we have marked up the drains on campus so in the event of a spillage it's clear from markers if the drain runs into a sewer where it can be treated or into a water course which could cause harm. Making people aware of the potential harm that can occur from pollution is important.  We promote and encourage all staff  who carry radios and could be the the first responder to an emergency to watch this short video, and provide spill kits and training for key staff. Pollution Prevention Pays

Targets

  • Reduce fugitive F Gas emission by 25% annually from a baseline 2013-14 of 18.25 CO2e t
  • Do additional promotion of pollution awareness-raising and with new facilities staff by May 2016
  • Continue phased 2 storm/foul indicator and direction of flow all drain covers showing foul/storm and flow to match drainage plans on all major sites by August 2017
  • Review compliance HVAC equipment containing R22 gas and remove units by 2020.  

Download our full current qualitative and quantitative targets and progress against targets from Carbon Management & Targets page