Event Exeter’s unique portfolio of venues are fully integrated within the University of Exeter’s sustainability policy.
Energy and environment
We have dedicated Sustainability and Energy Managers who are constantly striving to improve methods of saving water, energy and reducing waste. One million pounds is currently being invested in cost effective energy saving projects, and all new builds on the campus are subject to strict energy saving guidelines.
In June 2012, Campus Services, the department which Event Exeter belongs to at the University, was awarded the ISO14001 certification for its Environmental Management System. The IS04001 accreditation highlights the robust policies and procedures in place which allow the Service to clearly demonstrate its improvements in environmental performance. The ISO14001 certification looks at all aspects of the organisation, from legal requirements through to grounds management, environmental communication, construction and refurbishment.
Campus Services have launched a new Sustainable Food Policy which will apply to all University of Exeter managed and operated catering outlets at the Streatham and St Luke’s campuses.
Specifically, the University aims to increase the range of food offered from sustainable resources, promote an ethos of buying from local suppliers and ensure that sustainability criteria is included in supplier specifications and contract awards. By March 2014, the Policy aims to achieve a minimum ‘Bronze’ accreditation in the Food For Life catering mark.
We also have our own Procurement Team whose aim is to deliver good value and sustainability in all its acquisitions, from locally sourced food items to operational equipment.
For guests travelling to our venues, we encourage the use of public transport or car sharing where possible. For events taking place in our venues, we like to draw attention to our recycling facilities and also energy saving practices.
For further information and policy documents, please visit the University of Exeter’s Sustainability webpages.