We are committed to preventing pollution by reducing emissions and discharges by regularly reviewing practice against benchmarks. 
A photograph of an arrow pointing to drainage

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 2019/20

  • 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 2020
  • 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 2020
  • 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

Pollution Prevention Pays