The University of Manchester China Centre has launched its Carbon-Neutral Office programme as part of its plans to help establish a net zero energy campus and join the global action to fight climate change.
The programme will allow the Centre to reduce its carbon footprint and build an eco-friendly office system over the next few years.
It includes intelligent workplace transformation, smart office system development, monitoring and accounting of carbon emissions and a roadmap to carbon neutrality and digital office.
The University of Manchester China Centre, established in 2008, hosts monthly and annual CSR-related events and last year signed the Chamber Pledge alongside other companies and institutions to protect the environment at an event organised by the British Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai.
The Centre’s initiative supports the University of Manchester’s ambition to achieve net zero carbon by 2038.
Sherry Fu, Managing Director of China Centre said: “This year, the University of Manchester has been named the world’s number one university in the Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings and has topped the table of more than 1,200 universities from 98 countries and regions on actions towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). At Manchester, we believe that universities exist for public benefit. To support this, we undertake work against all 17 SDGs.
“With this programme, China Centre will continue to support the University of Manchester to build a green campus and empower China and beyond as the world accelerates towards a more sustainable future.”