We are committed to preventing pollution by reducing emissions and discharges by regularly reviewing practice against benchmarks. 
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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 first responder to an emergency to watch this short Pollution Prevention Pays video on YouTube, and provide spill kits and training for key staff.

Emissions and discharges targets

Emissions and discharges SMART targets 2020/21

  • Do additional promotion of pollution awareness-raising including annual spill test drill by May 2021
  • Continue phased 2 storm/foul indicator and direction of flow of all drain covers showing foul/storm and flow to match drainage plans on all major sites by August 2021
  • Maintain fugitive F Gas emissions to under 10 tCO2e annually  

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


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Pollution Prevention Pays