Reducing our environmental footprint
Western is committed to reducing its environmental footprint across all of the campuses (Western Sydney University Strategic Plan (opens in a new window)). Environmental Sustainability has been reviewing key environmental issues to assist in developing actions that enable Western to achieve its environmental goals.
The 2020 results show a marked reduction across energy and water consumption as well as waste volumes. While initiatives have been implemented to achieve a downward trend, the greatest impact has been the COVID 19 pandemic. This trend is likely to continue into 2021, as campuses are not being utilised to full capacity due to lockdowns and changes to the way in which our business is delivered.
Data related to categories below show annual trends as well as the most recent 'full calendar year' figures across all campuses.