Cambridge University Press & Assessment has achieved a Platinum Green Impact award for its UK operations in recognition of extensive efforts to promote sustainability practices at work.
Green Impact is a United Nations award-winning programme run by Students for Sustainability, part of the National Union of Students. It is designed to support and encourage environmentally and socially sustainable practices within organizations. The award scheme covers biodiversity, energy, food and drink, procurement, communications, travel, waste and recycling, water, and health and wellbeing.
Cambridge Assessment began its Green Impact journey four years ago, achieving platinum status in 2021. Cambridge University Press also made a submission to the award scheme for the first time that same year and achieved a bronze award.
As part of the Green Impact submission, Cambridge University Press & Assessment has the opportunity to nominate colleagues for Special Awards. This year, two of those nominations were successful.
Andri Johnston, who works in the academic publishing business, won a special award for Environment Improvement after bringing an on-site allotment back in to use. It now has a regular group of volunteers and has even donated some food for use in the kitchens at the Cambridge campus.
Amy Budd from Cambridge International Education and Ruth Carter, who works for the OCR exam board, won a Community Action award for their work organizing monthly climate cafes – a regular opportunity for colleagues to get together and talk about how they feel about the environment, recent news or issues that are affecting them in a safe and friendly environment, with a focus on how participants are feeling rather than what we are doing or taking action on environmental issues.Click here to read the original press release.