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Environmental Management

Our Policy on Environmental Management

At Cambridge University Press we have a responsibility to protect the environment, and are committed to improving our environmental performance throughout every stage of our operations.

Our publishing activities, products and services for the global academic and educational markets can have an impact on the environment. We want to reduce that impact by implementing systems for managing environmental risks and opportunities and complying with all our obligations.

As part of our business strategy, we will strive to:

  • Reduce carbon emissions and equivalent emissions by minimizing energy consumption and unnecessary business travel
  • Reduce resource consumption and waste, and increase recycling where possible
  • Prevent pollution
  • Seek assurance from our suppliers that forestry products are legally sourced
  • Promote our environmental policy to our people, our suppliers, our customers, our local community, our University and our other partners


Peter Phillips, Chief Executive


Our Environmental Achievements:
1 May 2016–30 April 2017

Our UK environmental statistics* for the year showed that our total energy consumption, as measured by tonnes of CO2 emitted, was maintained at 1,402 tonnes CO2. Water consumption at the Cambridge office rose 22 per cent to 1,089 litres, while total waste at all UK sites decreased by 5 per cent. The impact of business travel, as measured by tonnes of CO2 emitted, rose 40 per cent to 2,426 tonnes CO2 due to growing underlying levels of business and the opening of new offices overseas, requiring increased travel. Despite our ongoing growth, we are looking at how we can ensure air travel does not increase beyond its current level by continuing our focus on alternatives such as video conferencing.

*The most recent Defra conversion factors (issued 5 October 2016) have been used for periods May15–Apr16 and May16–Apr17. Previous Annual Report data may differ from the data now documented.


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