During 2012, Old Mutual Wealth's Facilities Management Team created a partnership with the University of Southampton. The Facilities Management Team hosted over 20 students for site visits and provided them with information about the Southampton offices' environmental performance as a case study for a pioneering Environmental Management Systems (EMS) module.
Old Mutual Wealth invited the teams to present their work to senior managers in Southampton. Following excellent feedback from Old Mutual Wealth and academics, two students formed their own environmental consultancy - Novus Consulting.
Building on the module, Novus were invited to develop a complete EMS for Old Mutual Wealth in Southampton in 2013. Working with the Southampton Environmental Action Team, Novus is implementing the EMS,
improving Old Mutual Wealth's environmental performance, and raising environmental awareness amongst employees and contractors. Old Mutual Wealth UK, through the Environmental Action Team and Novus, achieved a ISO14001 certification in 2015.