Environmental sustainability

The Campus has an internationally recognised certificate for its Environmental Management System (ISO 14001 Certified). This includes energy, waste, transport and biodiversity management on Campus.

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Here at the Wellcome Genome Campus we are committed to the maintenance of the factors and practices that contribute to the quality of environment on a long-term basis. We do this through a range of initiatives from encouraging our staff to adopt more environmentally-friendly ways of getting to work to maintaining a Nature Reserve that houses and protects many native plant and animal species.

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Green travel

We have an award-winning 5-year travel plan 2014-19 that aims to encourage staff to adopt greener transport modes to work with infrastructure updates, incentives and benefits, and events throughout the year.

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Energy management

We aim to reduce energy use and improve energy efficiency through managing the energy that we use on Campus, and where the source of energy originates.

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Waste management and recycling
Waste and recycling

We recycle office and kitchen waste and segregate over 10 different types of waste on Campus to improve the recycling rates at the waste disposal sites. Our aim is to minimise the use of all consumable materials and use renewable and recyclable materials where possible.

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Wetlands Nature Reserve

This 15-acre nature reserve provides a range of habitats for local plant and animal species. It is open to the public at all times by the permissive path between Hinxton and Ickleton.

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of the total energy consumed on Campus is self-generated


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e-car charging ports on Campus

Future plans

The Wellcome Genome Campus has plans for further development and expansion of its facilities. The plans for the Campus build on exceptionally high-quality research. Once complete, the Campus will be firmly established as an international centre for scientific, business, cultural and educational activities flowing from genomes and computation biology (biodata).

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