The Commonweal School is committed to providing high quality education that is underpinned by a global perspective and values of mutual care and respect. We are therefore also committed to monitoring and minimising the school’s environmental impact.
We monitor and evaluate our use of energy, water and waste generation. We aim to lead by example with the promotion and demonstration of environmental sustainability values for example, teaching specific topics to raise awareness of environmental issues.
In order to do this, we will:
- Meet and, where possible, exceed all current European and national environmental legislative and regulatory requirements.
- Adopt best operational practices to reduce environmental impacts of the activities and policies of The Commonweal School.
- Measure and take action to reduce the carbon footprint of our activities and ensure our buildings and services are able to adapt to environmental change.
- Monitor, manage and minimise the use of energy and water by The Commonweal School.
- Minimise the environmental impact of travel on school trips.
- Minimise the amount of waste produced by The Commonweal School to encourage greater reuse in recycling.
- Ensure environmental, including climate change, criteria are taken into account in the procurement of goods and services.
- Consider environmental factors in The Commonweal School’s decisions and activities including giving due consideration to environmental issues and energy performance in the design, refurbishment, and use of our buildings which includes performances and activities.
- Encourage and develop our students, their families, employees, volunteers, partners and all stakeholders to conduct their activities in an environmentally responsible manner.