It is my pleasure to introduce this publication, which captures a snapshot of the many exciting and internationally leading activities that contribute to the University of Plymouth’s continued success and international reputation.
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At Plymouth University, you’ll find the space to develop your talents, the freedom to ring the changes and the opportunity to grow as part of our welcoming and inclusive community.
Employing over 3,000 staff, whatever your expertise and ambition, we’ve got a career opportunity to match. Recognised by Bloomberg as one of the 50 best UK employers for 2016, from academic, teaching and research positions to technical, management and administrative roles, you’ll find opportunities at every level, across all our campuses.
Our people share a determination to push boundaries, think differently and achieve more. As an employee, you’ll play a crucial part in building our impressive reputation in education, innovation and research.
In return, we’ll support, nurture and reward you with generous benefits, from training and development to childcare and flexible working. Find out more about the benefits we offer you.
We have a strong strategy for sustainability, incorporating social economic and environmental principles that have been in place for nearly two decades. This includes short, medium and long term objectives measured against baseline data. We seek to deliver continuous improvement against our own performance.
Disclosing our approach to implementing sustainability at Plymouth is important to us. Since 2007 we have participated in the People & Planet Green League, coming first twice and second no less than four times. In 2016 we decided to move to a disclosure framework that would be internationally recognised and so implemented the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework for a new challenge. GRI is an international independent organisation, providing a globally recognised framework for sustainability.
This enables us to report on the impacts related to our economic, social and environmental performance against aspects that are material to us and align with our sustainability targets. From 2016, this is the framework that we use to publicly disclose our performance and our 2016 Sustainability Report will be the first report using this framework.
We use guidance detailed in the International Standards Organisation as a framework for how we manage our environmental impacts, our social responsibility and our utility consumption. The ISO standards offer independent, non-governmental status that is internationally accepted. We are externally accredited to ISO 14001 for our Environmental Management System, are working on gaining ISO 50001 for our Energy Management System and have implemented ISO 26000 guidance for Social Responsibility.