Sustainability Commitments

What are your institution's sustainability commitments?

Universities and colleges are working hard towards incredibly ambitious carbon reduction targets, and EAUC is here to help you achieve your sustainability commitments that will contribute at showing the impact and leadership of the sector on this crucial agenda. The UK government has legislated to achieve net zero emissions on all Green House Gas emissions by 2050 under the 2008 Climate Change Act - the sector needs to meet this target.

We are leading the sector in developing a response to the Climate Crisis by developing a Climate Emergency Framework. Here are tools and resources to help you achieve your climate targets.

Here are some ways your institution can show their sustainability commitments.

  • Set a net zero emissions target and share your achievement with us
  • Has your institution declared a climate emergency? Let us know! You can also support the Global Climate Letter that will represent the sector's response to the ever-growing challenges of climate change. 
  • Celebrate and advance the critical role that education has in delivering the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by signing the SDG Accord
  • Does your institution have a Sustainability Report/Guide/Policy? Share your initiatives, innovations, research and policy development on sustainability with the sector.
  • Use the Sustainability Leadership Scorecard to monitor and report on your progress and learn best practice from your peers.
  • Share your ethical investment commitments and set a path towards full fossil fuel divestment. NEW - The Academic ESG Review tool includes  academic resources on responsible investment.


Below you can find a complete list of EAUC member institutions and some of their sustainability commitments to date.

If your commitment is not mentioned below, please get in touch and we will update the list.

England South West
England South Central
England South East
England Midlands
England North West
England North East
Greater London
England Yorkshire and Humber
Scotland
Ireland (N&S)
Wales



England South West

Institution Carbon Neutral Target Declaration of Climate Emergency  SDG Accord Signatory (Institution) Sustainability Reporting Sustainability Leadership Scorecard Ethical Investment
Bath Spa University Carbon Neutral by 2030 Not Yet Yes Not Yet Yes Not Yet
Cheltenham Ladies College Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet
City College Plymouth Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet
Exeter College Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet
Falmouth University Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet
National Star College Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet
Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet  Yes Not Yet Not Yet
Plymouth Marjon University Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet
Royal Agricultural University Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet
South Devon College Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet Yes Not Yet
University of Bath Net Zero Carbon in its Scope 1,2 and 3 emissions by 2040 Yes Not Yet Yes Yes Yes
University of Bristol Carbon neutral by 2030
Yes
 
Yes Yes  Yes Yes
University of Exeter Not Yet
Yes
 
Not Yet Yes Yes Not Yet
University of Gloucestershire Reduce carbon emissions by 80% by 2050 Not Yet Yes Yes Yes Not Yet
University of Plymouth Net zero emissions target (scope 1 and 2) by 2025 Yes Yes Yes Not Yet Not Yet
University of the West of England Carbon neutral by 2030  Yes
 
Yes Yes Yes Yes

England South Central

Institution Carbon  Neutral Target Declaration of Climate Emergency SDG Accord Signatory (Institution) Sustainability Reporting Sustainability Leadership Scorecard Ethical Investment
Arts University Bournemouth Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet
Bournemouth University Not Yet Not Yet Yes Yes Yes Yes 
Peter Symonds' College Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet
Southampton Solent University Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet
Southampton City College Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet
The University of Winchester 2025 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 
University of Southampton Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes  Yes Not Yet


England South East

Institution Carbon Neutral Target Declaration of Climate Emergency SDG Accord Signatory (Institution) Sustainability Reporting Sustainability Leadership Scorecard Ethical Investment
Abingdon & Witney College Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet
Anglia Ruskin University Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes Yes Not Yet
Bucks New University Reduce  Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions by 50% by 2020 Not Yet Yes Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet
Canterbury Christ Church University Not Yet Yes Yes Yes Not Yet Yes
City College Norwich Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet
Cranfield University Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet
Oxford Brookes University Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes Yes Not Yet
Royal Veterinary College Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet
The College of West Anglia Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet
The Open University Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet
University College of Estate Management 2050 Yes Yes Not Yet Yes Not Yet
University for the Creative Arts Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet Not Yet
University of Brighton Not Yet Yes Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet
University of Cambridge Reduce carbon emissions to zero by 2038 Yes Not Yet Yes Yes Yes
University of East Anglia Carbon Neutral by 2050 Yes Yes Not Yet Yes Not Yet
University of Hertfordshire Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes Yes Not Yet
University of Kent Not Yet Not Yet Yes Yes  Not Yet Yes
University of Oxford Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes Yes Yes
University of Reading Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet Yes
University of Suffolk Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet
University of Surrey Net-Zero Carbon Emissions Traget by 2030 Not Yet Yes Yes Yes Yes
University of Sussex Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet
Varndean College Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet

England Midlands

Institution

 
Carbon Neutral Target

 
Declaration of Climate Emergency SDG Accord Signatory (Institution)

 
Sustainability Reporting Sustainability Leadership Scorecard Ethical Investment
Aston University Currently 48% by 2020/21 based on 2005 baseline. However, looking to approve zero carbon by 2030.  Yes Not Yet Yes Yes Yes
Birmingham City University Not Yet Yes Not Yet Yes Yes Not Yet
Coventry University Not Yet Not Yet Yes Yes Yes Not Yet
De Montfort University Carbon neutral from energy use 2032, everything else 2045 Not Yet Yes Yes Yes Yes
Keele University Carbon Neutrality by 2030 Yes Yes Yes Not Yet Yes
Loughborough University Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet
Newman University Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes Yes
Nottingham Trent University Not Yet Not Yet Yes Yes Yes Yes
Queen Alexandra College Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet
The University of Northampton Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet Yes Not Yet
The University of Nottingham Net Zero by 2028 Not Yet Yes Yes Yes Yes
University of Birmingham Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet Not Yet
University of Derby Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet
University of Leicester Pledge to become carbon neutral by 2035 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
University of Lincoln Not Yet Yes Not Yet Yes Yes Yes
University of Warwick Net Zero Target - Scope 1 and 2 by 2030 and Scope 3 by 2050 Yes Yes Yes  Yes Yes
University of Worcester Not Yet  Yes  Yes Click here Yes Yes

England North West

Institution
Carbon Neutral Target
 
Declaration of Climate Emergency SDG Accord Signatory (Institution) Sustainability Reporting Sustainability Leadership Scorecard Ethical Investment
Blackpool & The Fylde College Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet Not Yet
Edge Hill University Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet
Lancaster University Yes - Carbon Neutral by 2035 Yes Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet
Liverpool Hope University Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet Not Yet
Liverpool John Moores University Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet
Manchester Adult Education Service (MAES) Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet
Manchester Metropolitan University Zero Carbon by 2038 Not Yet Not Yet Yes Yes Yes
Runshaw College Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet
The Trafford College Group Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet
The University of Manchester Zero carbon by 2038 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
University of Central Lancashire Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet
University of Chester Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes Yes
University of Cumbria Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet
University of Liverpool Not Yet Not Yet Yes Yes Yes Yes
University of Salford Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet
Winstanley College Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet

England North East

Institution

 
Carbon Neutral Target Declaration of Climate Emergency SDG Accord Signatory (Institution) Sustainability Reporting Sustainability Leadership Scorecard Ethical Investment
Durham University Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet Yes Not Yet
New College Durham Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet
Newcastle University Net Zero carbon by 2040 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Northumbria University Not Yet Not Yet Yes Click here Yes Yes
Teesside University Aspire to become carbon neutral (no year provided) Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet Not Yet
University of Sunderland Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet


Greater London

Institution Carbon Neutral Target Declaration of Climate Emergency SDG Accord Signatory (Institution) Sustainability Reporting Sustainability Leadership Scorecard Ethical Investment
Birkbeck  University of London Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet
Brunel University Not Yet Yes Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet
City University of London Net-Zero by 2040 Not Yet Yes Yes Not Yet Not Yet
Goldsmiths  University of London Carbon Neutrality Target by 2025 Yes Yes Not Yet Not Yet Yes
King's College London Carbon Neutrality Target by 2025 Yes  Not Yet Yes Yes Yes
Kingston University Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet Yes Not Yet
London Metropolitan University Carbon reduction of 50% by 2020 Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes Yes
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) Commitment to be net zero on greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 Not Yet Not Yet Yes Yes Yes
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Carbon Neutral by 2030 Commitment to tackle the climate emergency Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet
London South Bank University Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet Yes Not Yet
Middlesex University Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet
Morley College Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet
Queen Mary University of London Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes Yes
Ravensbourne Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet
Royal Holloway  University of London Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet
School of Oriental and African Studies Net-Zero carbon by 2030 (scope 1 & 2 only) Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet Yes
St George's  University of London Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet
The Institute of Cancer Research Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet
The London Institute of Banking & Finance Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet
The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet
University College London Zero Carbon for all scopes by 2030 Not Yet Yes Yes Yes Yes
University of Greenwich Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes Yes Yes
University of London Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes Yes Not Yet
University of Roehampton Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet
University of Westminster Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet

England Yorkshire & Humber

Institution Carbon Neutral Target Declaration of Climate Emergency SDG Accord Signatory (Institution) Sustainability Reporting Sustainability Leadership Scorecard Ethical Investment
Hull College Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet
Kirklees College Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet
Leeds Arts University Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet
Leeds City College Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet
Leeds College of Music Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet
Sheffield Hallam University Not Yet Not Yet Yes Yes Yes Yes
Shipley College Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet Yes Not Yet
The University of Sheffield Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes Yes Yes
University of Bradford Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet
University of Huddersfield Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes Yes
University of Hull Carbon neutral by 2027 Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet
University of Leeds Net-Zero target by 2030  Not Yet Yes Yes Not Yet Yes
University of York Not Yet Not Yet Yes Yes Yes Yes
Wakefield College Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet
York St John University Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet

Scotland

Institution Carbon Neutral Target Declaration of Climate Emergency SDG Accord Signatory (Institution) Sustainability Reporting Strategic Plan  Strategic Plan end-date Sustainability Leadership Scorecard Ethical Investment
Abertay University Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes Yes 2025 Not Yet Yes
Ayrshire College Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes 2020 Not Yet Not Yet
Borders College Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet Yes  2020 Not Yet Not Yet
City of Glasgow College Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes 2025 Not Yet Not Yet
Dumfries & Galloway College Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes 2020 Not Yet Not Yet
Dundee and Angus College Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes 2020 Not Yet Not Yet
Edinburgh College Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet Yes 2022 Not Yet Not Yet
Edinburgh Napier University Net Carbon Neutral by 2040 Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes 2020 Yes Not Yet
Fife College Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet
Forth Valley College Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes 2022 Not Yet Not Yet
Glasgow Caledonian University Carbon Neutrality by 2050 Yes Yes Yes 2020 Yes Yes
Glasgow Kelvin College Not Yet Not Yet Yes Yes Yes 2022 Yes Not Yet
Glasgow School of Art Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes Yes 2018 Not Yet Not Yet
Heriot-Watt University Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes Yes 2025 Yes Yes
Moray College UHI Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes 2021 Not Yet Not Yet
New College Lanarkshire Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet
North East Scotland College Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet Yes 2021 Not Yet Not Yet
Perth College UHI Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes 2021 Not Yet Not Yet
Queen Margaret University Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes 2025 Not Yet Not Yet
Robert Gordon University Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes 2022 Not Yet Not Yet
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes 2020 Not Yet Not Yet
Sabhal Mor Ostaig UHI Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes 2022 Not Yet Not Yet
South Lanarkshire College Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet Yes 2025 Not Yet Not Yet
Scotland's Rural College Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes 2023 Not Yet Not Yet
The University of Edinburgh Net-Zero carbon by 2040 Yes Yes Yes Yes 2030 Yes Yes
University of Aberdeen Net-Zero carbon before 2040 Global Climate Letter Yes Not Yet Yes 2040 Not Yet Yes
University of Dundee Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes 2022 Yes Not Yet
University of Glasgow Target of cutting greenhouse gases to nearly zero by 2030 Yes Yes Yes Yes 2020 Yes Not Yet
University of St Andrews Not Yet Not Yet Yes Yes Yes 2023 Yes Yes
University of Stirling Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes 2021 Yes Not Yet
University of Strathclyde Net Zero by 2040 Not Yet Yes Yes Yes 2025 Yes Not Yet
University of the Highlands and Islands Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes Yes 2020 Yes Not Yet
University of the West of Scotland Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes Yes 2020 Not Yet Not Yet
West College Scotland Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes 2020 Not Yet Not Yet
West Lothian College Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes TBC Yes Not Yet


Ireland (N&S)

Institution Carbon Neutral Target Declaration of Climate Emergency SDG Accord Signatory (Institution) Sustainability Reporting Sustainability Leadership Scorecard Ethical Investment
Belfast Metropolitan College Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet
CAFRE (College of Agriculture  Food and Rural Enterprise) Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet Not Yet
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet
Institute of Art  Design & Technology (IADT) Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet
Institute of Technology  Sligo Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet
Letterkenny Institute of Technology Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet
Queen's University Belfast Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet Not Yet
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet Not Yet
South West College Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet Not Yet
Ulster University Reduce Scope 1 & 2 Carbon Emissions by 29% by 2020/21 from baseline 2005/06 Not Yet Not Yet Yes Yes Yes
University College Cork Improve energy efficiency by 33% by 2020 Not Yet Yes Yes Yes Not Yet
University College Dublin Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet

Wales

Institution Carbon Neutral Target Declaration of Climate Emergency SDG Accord Signatory (Institution) Sustainability Reporting Sustainability Leadership Scorecard Ethical Investment
Aberystwyth University Net Zero target by 2030/31 Yes Not Yet Yes Yes Yes
Bridgend College Carbon neutral by 2040 Yes Yes Yes Yes Not Yet
Cardiff Metropolitan University Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet Yes
Cardiff University Carbon neutral by 2023 Yes Yes Yes Not Yet Yes
Coleg Gwent Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet
Gower College Swansea Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet Not Yet
Pembrokeshire College Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes Yes Not Yet
Swansea University Carbon neutral by 2040 Yes Yes Yes Not Yet Yes
University of South Wales Net-Zero by 2050 Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet Yes
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