Audits & Awards

Audits

EcoCampus provides Universities and Colleges with the practical tools to help them manage and improve their sustainability performance using a management system approach. An independent audit adds reliability to this process, while assuring interested parties and enhancing the institution’s reputation. External audits are undertaken by the EcoCampus team at the Bronze and Silver Phases and by our partner NQA (UKAS accredited EMS certification body) at the Gold and Platinum Phases. At the Platinum Phase, NQA also audit against the international environmental management standard, ISO14001. 

No hidden costs - All audits are included in the EcoCampus fees.

Our audit process

Off-Site Audit (EcoCampus Auditor)
This audit confirms that your university or College conforms to the requirements pf the Bronze (Planning) Phase of EcoCampus and are ready to progress to the Silver Phase.
This audit confirms that your University of College conforms to the requirements of the Silver (Implementing) Phase and are ready to progress. The audit is conducted as a one-day on site audit which includes a tour of the site and review of relevant documented information including legal records. 
This audit confirms that your University or College conforms to the requirements of the Gold (Operating) Phase and are ready to progress to the Platinum Phase and ISO14001:2015. The audit is conducted on-site by the UKAS accredited certification body NQA. The audit may be conducted over several days depending on the size and complexity of your institution. The audit assesses your EMS up to the Gold Phase of EcoCampus including operational planning and control and emergency response processes.
This audit confirms that your University or College conforms to the requirements of the Platinum (Checking) Phase and ISO14001:2015. The audit is conducted on-site by the UKAS accredited certification body NQA. The audit may be conducted over several days depending on the size and complexity of your institution. The audit assesses the environmental management system in its entirety. 
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EcoCampus Awards:

An EcoCampus Certificate is awarded for each phase sucessfully achieved. 

Institutions are also added to the EcoCampus register, which lists all current universities and colleges on the scheme and the phase attained. 

EcoCampus audits provide:

  • Qualified auditors with sector experience
  • Comprehensive audit reports
  • Recognition for best practice
  • Opportunities for continual improvement
  • Sector benchmarking
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