7th June 2000

 

UNIVERSITY RIDING HIGH IN ENVIRONMENTAL TABLES

 

The University of Lincolnshire & Humberside is celebrating after being well placed in an annual environmental survey.

 

League tables published yesterday (Tuesday) by the Yorkshire Post put ULH in the second division of the Yorkshire and Humber Regional Index of Corporate Environmental Engagement.

 

Only one other Yorkshire university - Sheffield - was placed higher.

 

The survey uses Business in the Environment methodology already used to rate leading FTSE companies to assess the environmental performance of companies, local authorities, government agencies and education providers in Yorkshire and Humberside.

 

This year the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside is placed for the first time, scoring an estimated 65% and coming out ahead of Leeds Metropolitan, Hull and York Universities.

 

ULH scored a maximum 100% in four out of ten categories and performed better than the sector average (universities) in all but two categories.

 

“This is only a first step, but our ranking is well deserved recognition of the efforts we are making to minimise our impact on the environment,” commented Gary Cook, chairman of the university’s Environmental Strategy Working Group.

 

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For more information contact:

 

Jez Ashberry

Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk