Green recognition for Students’ Union

London Metropolitan University’s Students’ Union received a ‘Good’ standard of accreditation from the National Union of Students.

Date: 19 July 2017

London Metropolitan University’s Students’ Union received their Green Impact accreditation on 4 July.

London Met Students’ Union are one of 29 unions across the UK to receive a ‘Good’ accreditation. The acknowledgement means that the SU’s efforts to reduce their negative environmental impact is paying off.

The accreditation has been awarded by the National Union of Students (NUS).

Tunde Toki, President of the Students’ Union, said: “It’s a fantastic achievement for the Students’ Union to receive this acknowledgement.

“The University does some amazing and remarkable things here to contribute towards sustainability, including generating our own electricity through the solar panels and having two beehives on the roof. The Students’ Union are committed to supporting this mission.”

The auditor’s report said: “The SU have achieved a significant amount on the sustainability agenda this year and have a clear focus on how to continue this progress. Their relationship with the institution is well established and incredibly useful given the size of the SU. All their work on Fair Trade this past year is to be commended, as well as the clear leadership there is from their Full Time Officer team.”