The Centre for Environmental Biotechnology & Cross Cutting Themes

CEB is committed to embed a culture of sustainability and well-being across the project

CEB is committed to contribute to the sustainability of the University, the region, and the world.

Our sustainable development policy is in alignment with the Welsh Government Goals and UN Goals. Our operations reflect Bangor University’s goal to become ‘the Sustainable University’.

Key elements addressed by the CEB

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES & GENDER MAINSTREAMING

  • Supporting female scientists in their career progression (Athena SWAN charter).
  • Aiming to broaden the workforce diversity, ensuring that the recruitment and job opportunities are made available to everybody, including those with protected characteristics (Equality Act 2010).
  • Welsh language considerations include providing material that’s publicly available in bilingual format. This includes publicity materials and website content.

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

  • Focusing on the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) systems to reduce our travel related carbon footprint.
  • Preparing and implementing a Site Environmental Management Plan to include pollution prevention measures and a disposal of residual waste as per environmental best practice.
  • Developing an Eco-code to provide practical tips and reminders for saving energy, conserving water and encouraging improved waste management.
  • Maximising resource efficiency by supporting research into ‘white biotechnology’ for the food, pharmaceutical, chemical industry, cosmetics, energy, and new materials sector.

TACKLING POVERTY AND SOCIAL EXCLUSION

With the overarching aim to increase research income in Wales to create employment and stable economic growth.

  • By strengthening the knowledge-based sector and creating high-value, high-skilled jobs in supply chains within the operations, the CEB will contribute to the ‘well-being’ goals as defined in the Welsh Government’s Well Being of Future Generations Act (2015).
  • Our research will contribute to help tackle climate change, and to understanding the choices and behaviours, which affect people’s health.