The Sustainability Lab shaping brighter futures

Our awards and certificates

Here are some of our recent achievements:

    • January 2017: we are ranked in the top 3% of the world’s greenest universities in the UI Green Metric
    • July 2017: our Students’ Union wins the NUS Green Impact Excellence Award

    • December 2016: the School of Environment Natural Resources and Geography receive an Athena SWAN Bronze Award
    • November 2016: we are awarded a plaque of recognition for our contribution to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) over the last 50 years
    • November 2016: we win first prize in the Sustain Wales Awards in the “Sustainable FE/HE Institution” category
    • November 2016: we win first prize in the “Best Resources Project by Facilities Management” category of the CIWM Awards
    • November 2016: we win “Highly Commended” in the “Facilities and Services” category of the Green Gown Awards
    • October 2016: we are successful in reaching the finals of both the categories we entered in the CIWM Awards – “Best Reuse and Waste Prevention Project” and “Best Resources Project by Facilities Management”
    • September 2016: we reach the finals of the Sustain Wales Awards in the “Sustainable FE/HE Institution” category
    • September 2016: we become the first organisation in Wales and indeed the UK to achieve Level 5 of the new 2016 version of the Green Dragon Standard for Environmental Management
    • July 2016: all four of our applications are shortlisted for the finals of The Green Gown Awards and we are invited to submit stage 2 applications
    • July 2016: our Students’ Union wins three NUS Green Impact Awards: the Gold Award, the Union of the Year (non-commercial) Award and the Special Award for the Bangor-Makerere Student Partnership project “Joint student initiative to promote sustainable development through shared learning across continents”
    • May 2016: our School of Psychology wins the Bronze Athena Swan Department Award
    • April 2016: we win the ‘Employer of the Year’ (Public Sector) Category in the Chwarae Teg ‘Womenspire’ Awards
    • January 2016: we are ranked in the top 5% of the world’s greenest universities in the UI Green Metric

    • The Sustainability Lab wins the Bangor University Best Cultural and Societal Impact Award
    • we successfully pass our annual ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standard Audit
    • we retain Green Dragon Environmental Standard level 5 certification for the 4th consecutive year
    • our Students’ Union wins the NUS Green Impact Excellence Award and is among the top 5 scoring Students’ Unions nationally with our Love Bangor Community Partnership
    • we retain our Athena SWAN Bronze University Award, valid for another 3 years
    • our School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences wins the Bronze Athena Swan Department Award
    • we gain another 2 years certification as a Fair Trade University and Students’ Union from the Fairtrade Foundation
    • we are ranked in the top 10% of the world’s greenest universities in the UI Green Metric
    • we score full marks for our auditing and environmental management system in the People & Planet University League

    • our Students’ Union wins NUS Green Impact Union of the Year (non-commercial) Award and the Gold Award
    • we retain Green Dragon Environmental Standard level 5 certification for the 3rd consecutive year
    • we gain certification to ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standard, valid until 2017

    • our Students’ Union wins the NUS Green Impact Excellence Award for our Bangor Bikes scheme
    • we retain Green Dragon Environmental Standard level 5 certification for the 2nd consecutive year
    • we gain another 2 years certification as a Fair Trade University and Students’ Union from the Fairtrade Foundation
    • we are awarded a First Class Honours Degree for the fourth time and “Best in Wales” for the second time in the People & Planet University League

    • our Students’ Union wins the NUS Green Impact Union of the Year (non-commercial) Award
    • we achieve level 5 certification of the Green Dragon Environmental Standard, the highest level possible
    • we gain our Athena SWAN Bronze University Award, valid for 3 years
    • we are awarded a First Class Honours Degree for the third time and “Best in Wales” for the first time in the People & Planet University League

    • our Students’ Union wins The Co-operative ‘Most Improved Union’ Award and The Ecologist ‘Communications Challenge’ Award
    • we gain Green Dragon Environmental Standard certification level 4
    • we successfully renew our Fairtrade Foundation certification as a Fair Trade University and Students’ Union for another 2 years
    • we are awarded a First Class Honours Degree for the second time in the People & Planet University League


To find out more about our other recent achievements, visit our Sustainability@Bangor news pages and the University’s profile.

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