DMU has been ranked #13 by People and Planet for their environmental and ethical performance and this makes me proud to be a DMU student.
People and Planet score every University in the UK on their environmental and ethical performance. These results are compared in an annual league table. This year, we scored a total of 64.5% based on 13 performance indicators ranging from Environmental Policy to Sustainable Food. DMU’s work is truly sustainable as we’ve managed to stay in the First Class category for the 6th year running.
Here’s a snapshot on how we’ve done it:
We’ve done exceptionally well in our Environmental Policy, Education, Carbon Management and Auditing & EMS. However, our weaknesses lie in our Energy Sources, Workers’ Rights, Sustainable Food and Engagement – we need to be doing more to achieve 100% in all 13 areas.
Our poor performance in areas like Workers’ Rights, Sustainable Food, Engagement and Ethical Investment shows that DMU needs to be addressing the social aspects of sustainability which can sometimes be forgotten about.
As People and Planet’s aim is to drive environmental and ethical performance in universities they provide a number of helpful tips to help universities build on the great work already being done.
Who knows, if DMU takes up some of People and Planet’s suggestions we could become the leaders in next year’s table.