Warwick SU’s Environmental Impact

This section of the website provides information about Warwick SU’s direct environmental impact as an organisation.

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Warwick SU Environmental Aspects & Impacts

Aspect – An element of SU activities or products or services that can interact with the environment

Impact – Any change to the environment, whether adverse or beneficial, wholly or partially resulting from SU environmental aspects

Aspect

Impact

Waste cooking oil spill

Water pollution or land contamination

Noise from venues or customers leaving premises

Noise nuisance

Water & energy

Water consumption

Water & energy

Discharges to water

Water & energy

Use of gas from National Supply

Waste

Waste management and recycling

Waste

Disposal of clinical waste

Waste

Waste electrical & electronic equipment (WEEE)

Transport

Use of fossil fuel for transport (staff, customers and goods/services)

Procurement

Purchase of non-sustainable goods and services

Procurement

Purchase of sustainable goods and services

Emissions & discharges

Emissions (from heating flues), boilers for heating and hot water

Emissions & discharges

Effluent disposal - (use of municipal water - bathrooms/cleaners, discharge of effluent to sewers)

Emissions & discharges

Surface water run-off to groundwater

Community

Environmental awareness raising initiatives for the community (staff and students)

NUS Green Impact

Ethics Environment

In 2015, Warwick SU achieved their 6th NUS Green Impact Gold award in a row. The NUS auditor reported that “Warwick SU are consistently high performers when it comes to Green Impact and it's good to see that the enthusiasm is still there. The environment is taken very seriously in every aspect of the Union's activities, which is great to see and a lot of this is because of Green Impact."