We monitor and measure our performance each financial year (FY).
We are committed to meeting our objectives in a sustainable way.
Find out more about how we have met our objectives here:
Achieved - PUE is monitored monthly and an automated PUE reading system in place.
Achieved - An automated PUE reading system in place.
Achieved - TIS (IT Infrastructure) maintain a record of actions and progress against the Greening Government ICT Strategy & Road Map and the Annual return was submitted in May 2015.
Achieved - during FY15/16 there has been an increase of 17% (against FY14/15 figures) in staff business air travel. There has been a decrease of 2% in staff business national rail travel but an increase of 7% on Eurostar usage. We have also seen increased usage of our video conferencing facilities.
Achieved - during FY15/16 our staff business white fleet travel has increased by 7% on FY14/15 and our staff business grey fleet travel has decreased by 21% on FY14/15.
Achieved - recycling rate of 86.2% at end of FY15/16.
Achieved - In 2015/16, our total waste arising was 207 tonnes - similar to our 2014/15 figure of 210 tonnes. This reflects ongoing major refurbishment works including an IT Hall refresh and changes to our floorplates to increase flexibility. However, we keep our total waste to a minimum through initiatives such as selling old office furniture for re-use and ensuring that all our IT waste is either re-used or recycled4.Reduce mains water usage
Not achieved - In 2015/16, we saw an increase of 10% in our mains water consumption which was due to the parallel running of our old and new HPCs and changes to our cooling systems. We continue to treat water from our bore hole so that it can be mixed with mains water to be used safely in the cooling systems. Since June 2014, we have been able to recycle water discharged from our cooling systems and use this to flush our toilets.
Achieved - We are proud to have retained the Wildlife Trusts' Biodiversity Benchmark Award for our headquarters site where our staff-led Biodiversity Working Group continues to work closely with colleagues in our Property Management team to protect and enhance biodiversity. Our ongoing work includes grassland management to benefit different butterfly species which has resulted in an increase in species such as Marbled White and Common Blue. The approach to our front entrance has been planted with waves of lavender and marjoram and we will be implementing a biodiversity rich planting scheme at our new site on the Exeter Science Park. We continue to record species observations so we can monitor the impact our work is having - during 2015 we conducted a Phase 2 habitat survey of our meadow and as well as our ongoing butterfly transects and bird surveys.
Achieved - 83.7%
Achieved - 85.5%
o All Accounts Payable on the 15th of each month
o Contracts awarded over £10,000 on the 15th of each month
o All GPC (Government Procurement Card) Transactions on the 6th of each month
o 80 individual STEM events (excluding Met Office Science Camps) to be attended by one or more Met Office STEMNET registered STEM ambassadors (Typically these events will include children up to age 18 with the aim of engaging them with STEM. It will also include STEM Ambassadors training teachers through Code Club Pro or CPD organisations as the ultimate audience are young people.)
o To complete 4 Science Camps
Both elements need to be achieved.
Achieved - 121 STEM events attended including visits to schools to give talks on weather and climate and careers events. 4 successful Science Camps completed, giving Year 7 students and their teachers a unique opportunity to camp out at one of the UK's premier science and engineering organisations. See our Science Camp webpage for more details.
Achieved - including RNLI, Families for Children and Cancer Research UK
Achieved - including Devon Communities Together and Young Enterprise
Achieved - see our VCP webpage for more details.
Achieved - we have hosted 85 work experience placements
Last updated: 25 July 2016