Expert advice on how the latest environmental legislation affects universities and further education colleges will be available from Cedrec at the forthcoming EcoCampus legislation update (10 December) at Nottingham Trent University.

Cedrec is EcoCampus’ exclusive partner and will be advising environmental, compliance and facilities managers and others from across the UK with responsibility for achieving and maintaining certification to ISO 14001 and similar environmental management systems, such as EcoCampus on the latest legislation and developments.

This will include a review of current legislation from the UK and Europe along with guidance on how to ensure compliance in relation to ISO14001 and EcoCampus requirements.

Cedrec’s auditor and director Gareth Billinghurst will lead the event. He said: “Trying to work out which legislation applies to you is hard work. So a key area of discussion will be how to prepare an environmental register of legislation.

“Environmental legislation is being revised and updated constantly, so it’s important that those responsible understand the risks involved and have the facts to hand.

“The forthcoming EcoCampus update is an important CPD event for those who want to find out more about the very latest legislative thinking and understand the implications for their own facilities and sites if the law is broken.”

Cedrec specialises in providing public and private sector organisations with help and advice in understanding, interpretating and complying with environmental and health and safety legislation and regulations. The company offers a range of specialist consultancy and subscriptions services.

EcoCampus is the leading national Environmental Management System (EMS) and award scheme for the higher and further education sectors, enabling universities and colleges to systematically identify, evaluate, manage and improve their environmental performance and practices.

It was launched by HEFCE in 2005 and has since attracted approximately 28% of the sector, including 33% of the Russell Group, which represents 24 leading UK universities. University of Brighton, Nottingham Trent University, University of Bradford, University of Worcester, and Manchester Metropolitan University (five of the top ten institutions in the 2013 Green League) are participants in the EcoCampus scheme.

More about the EcoCampus scheme can be found at ecocampus.co.uk or by contacting the EcoCampus team at Nottingham Trent University on 0115 848 3019.