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The University’s governance structure for environmental issues are detailed below. The Boards and working groups ensure environmental issues are managed effectively and that the university continually improves its environmental performance.

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Estate Strategy Group

To advise the University Executive Group (UEG) on the Estate Strategy, the associated Estate Masterplan, progress of the Masterplan Major Projects and other estate developments. The Group will also advise UEG on the strategic direction for the Environmental Sustainability Strategy and its implementation and will ensure that the University remains compliant with environmental legislation.

Terms of Reference
1. To advise the UEG on the University’s Estate Strategy and Estate Masterplan, taking into account the overall strategic direction of the University and linkage to environmental sustainability.
2. To monitor progress against the targets and KPIs set out in the Estate Strategy and Estate Masterplan.
3. To advise UEG on the acquisition, disposal and best use of land and accommodation for the purposes of the University.
4. To ensure that the University’s capital project commitments are in line with the University’s financial plans and ensure adequate resource are deployed across the approved projects.
5. To keep the Masterplan investment priorities under review and receive Project Executive updates.
6. To monitor the progress and performance of the Environmental Sustainability Strategy and implementation of Environmental Management System (ISO14001).
7. To review new policies, procedures and business cases in support of the Environmental Sustainability Strategy, before consultation and submission to University Executive Group for approval.

Reporting Line
University Executive Group

Frequency of Meetings
At least once per term Minutes Copies to be forwarded to UEG. Minutes and papers stored electronically by the Governance and Secretariat Team.

1. Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Chair)
2. Pro-Vice-Chancellor Education
3. Pro-Vice-Chancellor Research and Knowledge Exchange
4. Pro-Vice-Chancellor International
5. Chief Operating Officer (Overall responsibility for environmental sustainability)
6. Director of Finance
7. Director of Estates, Facilities and Capital Developments
8. Assistant Director of Estates
9. General Counsel
10. Assistant Director of Finance - Exchequer & Procurement Services
11. Head of Environmental Management
12. Strategic Asset Manager

Others in attendance as required

Fairtrade Steering Group

The group seeks to develop, co-ordinate and oversee the implementation of an action plan to maintain Fairtrade accreditation at the University and The Union.

The Groups aims include:

  • Ensure Fairtrade products are widely available and accessible across the University along with reviewing current products and prices
  • Ensure the delivery of a programme of Fairtrade activities to increase and enhance awareness across the University
  • Work with academics to incorporate Fairtrade into the curriculum across a wide range of subject areas
  • Review, monitor and report progress of implementation of the Fairtrade action plan

Chair: Victoria Le Mare, Sustainability Engagament Manager
0161 247 6038

Head of Catering, Manchester Metropolitan University
Head of Commercial Services, The Union
HR Manager, The Union
Education for Sustainable Development Co-ordinator, Manchester Metropolitan University
Energy and Environmental Systems Manager, Manchester Metropolitan University
Retail Manager, The Union
Sustainable Procurement Advisor, Manchester Metropolitan University
Sustainability Engagement Co-ordinator/Manager, Manchester Metropolitan University
Student Representative, Manchester Metropolitan University
Student Officer for Community, The Union

Environmental Management Group

The purpose of this group is to ensure the Environmental Sustainability Policy, Strategy and management system is maintained and delivered. The group will report progress to the Environmental Strategy Board highlighting performance, opportunities, challenges and risks.

Currently under review.

Chair: Helena Tinker, Head of Environmental Sustainability
Phone: +44(0)161 247 6036

Education for Sustainable Development Co-ordinator, Manchester Metropolitan University
Energy and Environment Officer, Manchester Metropolitan University
Sustainability Engagement Manager, Manchester Metropolitan University
Travel Plan & Logistics Manager, Manchester Metropolitan University
Waste & Recycling Manager, Manchester Metropolitan University
Student Representative, Manchester Metropolitan University
Trade Union Representative