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 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.


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 
(including date)
SDG Accord Signatory (Institution) Sustainability Reporting Sustainability Leadership Scorecard Ethical Investment
Bath Spa University Carbon Neutral by 2030 Not Yet Yes Not Yet Yes  
Cheltenham Ladies College Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet  
City College Plymouth Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet  
Exeter College Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet Not Yet  
Falmouth University Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet  
National Star College Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet  
Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Click here Not Yet  
Plymouth Marjon University Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet  
Royal Agricultural University Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet  
South Devon College Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet Yes  
University of Bath Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Click here Yes  
University of Bristol Carbon neutral by 2030 Yes
17/04/2019
Yes Click here Yes  
University of Exeter Not Yet Yes
20/05/2019
Not Yet Click here Yes  
University of Gloucestershire Achieve the national target of reducing carbon emissions by 80% by 2050 Not Yet Yes Click here Not Yet  
University of Plymouth Net zero emissions target (scope 1 and 2) by 2025 Yes
10/07/2019
Yes Click here Not Yet  
University of the West of England Carbon neutral by 2030 (this includes Scope1, 2 and 3 of the GHG protocol)  Yes 
(via Climate letter)
Yes Click here Yes Click here

England South Central

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


England South East

Institution Carbon Neutral Target Declaration of Climate Emergency
(including date)
SDG Accord Signatory (Institution) Sustainability Reporting Sustainability Leadership Scorecard Ethical Investment
Abingdon & Witney College Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet  
Anglia Ruskin University Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Click here Yes  
Bucks New University Target to reduce Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions by 50% by 2020 Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet  
Canterbury Christ Church University Not Yet Yes
(08/08/2019)
Yes Click here Not Yet Click here
City College Norwich Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet  
Cranfield University Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes  
Oxford Brookes University Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Click here Yes  
Royal Veterinary College Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes  
The College of West Anglia Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet Not Yet  
The Open University Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet Not Yet  
University College of Estate Management Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet Not Yet  
University for the Creative Arts Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Click here Not Yet  
University of Brighton Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet  
University of Cambridge Reduce energy-related (scope 1 and 2) carbon emissions to absolute zero by 2048 Yes via the Global Climate Letter Not Yet Click here Yes  
University of East Anglia Commit to the target of carbon neutrality by 2025 Yes
05/06/2019
Yes Not Yet Yes  
University of Hertfordshire Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Click here Yes  
University of Kent Not Yet Not Yet Yes Click here Not Yet  
University of Oxford Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Click here Yes  
University of Reading Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Click here Not Yet  
University of Suffolk Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet  
University of Surrey Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes  
University of Sussex Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes  
Varndean College Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet  

England Midlands

Institution

 
Carbon Neutral Target

 
Declaration of Climate Emergency
(including date)
SDG Accord Signatory (Institution)

 
Sustainability Reporting Sustainability Leadership Scorecard Ethical Investment
Aston University Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Click here Not Yet Click here
Birmingham City University Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Click here Yes  
Coventry University Not Yet Not Yet Yes Click here Yes  
De Montfort University Not Yet Not Yet Yes Click here Yes Click here
Keele University Carbon Neutrality by 2030 Yes
03/05/2019
Yes Click here Not Yet  
Loughborough University Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet  
Newman University Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes  
Nottingham Trent University Not Yet Not Yet Yes Click here Yes  
Queen Alexandra College Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet  
The University of Northampton Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes  
The University of Nottingham Net-Zero by 2028 Not Yet Not Yet Click here Yes  
University of Birmingham Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet  
University of Derby Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes  
University of Leicester Not Yet Not Yet Yes Click here Yes  
University of Lincoln Not Yet Yes 16/05/2019 Not Yet Click here Yes  
University of Warwick Net Zero Target - Scope 1 and 2 by 2030 and Scope 3 by 2050 Yes 20/09/2019 Not Yet Click here Yes  
University of Worcester Not Yet Not Yet Yes Click here Yes  

England North West

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

England North East

Institution

 
Carbon Neutral Target Declaration of Climate Emergency
(including date)
SDG Accord Signatory (Institution) Sustainability Reporting Sustainability Leadership Scorecard Ethical Investment
Durham University Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet Yes  
New College Durham Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet  
Newcastle University Working towards achieving net-zero carbon by 2040 Yes
18/04/2019
Not Yet Click here Not Yet  
Northumbria University Not Yet Not Yet Yes Click here Yes  
Teesside University Aspire to become carbon neutral (no year provided) Not Yet Not Yet Click here Not Yet  
University of Sunderland Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet  


Greater London

Institution Carbon Neutral Target Declaration of Climate Emergency
(including date)
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  
Brunel University Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet  
City University of London Net Zero carbon dioxide emissions target by 2040 Not Yet Yes Click here Not Yet  
Goldsmiths  University of London Carbon Neutrality Target by 2030 Yes
(via climate letter)
Click here Not Yet Not Yet Click here
King's College London Carbon Neutrality Target by 2025 Yes 
(via climate letter)
Not Yet Click here Yes  
Kingston University Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes  
London Metropolitan University Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes  
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) Commitment to be net zero on greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 Not Yet Not Yet Click here Yes  
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet  
London South Bank University Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet Yes  
Middlesex University Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes  
Morley College Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet  
Queen Mary University of London Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes  
Ravensbourne Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet  
Royal Holloway  University of London Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes  
School of Oriental and African Studies Net-Zero carbon by 2030 (scope 1 & 2 only) Not Yet Not Yet Click here Not Yet  
St George's  University of London Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet  
The Institute of Cancer Research Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes  
The London Institute of Banking & Finance Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes  
The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes  
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet  
University College London Carbon Neutral Target 2040 Not Yet Yes Click here Yes  
University of Greenwich Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Click here Yes  
University of London Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Click here Yes  
University of Roehampton Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet  
University of Westminster Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes  

England Yorkshire & Humber

Institution Carbon Neutral Target Declaration of Climate Emergency
(including date)
SDG Accord Signatory (Institution) Sustainability Reporting Sustainability Leadership Scorecard Ethical Investment
Hull College Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet  
Kirklees College Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes  
Leeds Arts University Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet Not Yet  
Leeds City College Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet  
Leeds College of Music Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet  
Sheffield Hallam University Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Click here Yes  
Shipley College Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet Yes  
The University of Sheffield Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Click here Yes  
University of Bradford Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet  
University of Huddersfield Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes  
University of Hull Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes  
University of Leeds 2030 net-zero carbon footprint target and a drive to achieve no direct carbon emissions by 2050 Not Yet Yes Click here Not Yet  
University of York Not Yet Not Yet Yes Click here Yes  
Wakefield College Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes  
York St John University Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet  

Scotland

Institution Carbon Neutral Target Declaration of Climate Emergency
(including date)
SDG Accord Signatory (Institution) Sustainability Reporting Sustainability Leadership Scorecard Ethical Investment
Abertay University Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Click here Not Yet Yes
Ayrshire College Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet  
Borders College Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet Not Yet  
City of Glasgow College Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet  
Dumfries & Galloway College Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet  
Dundee and Angus College Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet  
Edinburgh College Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet Not Yet  
Edinburgh Napier University Net Carbon Neutral by 2040 Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes  
Fife College Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet  
Forth Valley College Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet  
Glasgow Caledonian University Carbon Neutrality by 2050 Yes 
(via Climate Letter)
Yes Click here Yes Click here
Glasgow Kelvin College Not Yet Not Yet Yes Click here Yes  
Glasgow School of Art Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Click here Not Yet  
Heriot-Watt University Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Click here Not Yet  
Moray College UHI Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet  
New College Lanarkshire Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet  
North East Scotland College Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet Not Yet  
Perth College UHI Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet  
Queen Margaret University Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet  
Robert Gordon University Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet  
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet  
Sabhal Mor Ostaig UHI Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet  
South Lanarkshire College Not Yet Not Yet Yes Not Yet Not Yet  
Scotland's Rural College Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet  
The University of Edinburgh Net-Zero carbon by 2040 Yes (Via Climate Letter) 02/09/19 Yes Click here Yes  
University of Aberdeen Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet  
University of Dundee Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes  
University of Glasgow Target of cutting greenhouse gases to nearly zero by 2050 Yes
02/05/2019
Yes Click here Yes  
University of St Andrews Not Yet Not Yet Yes Click here Yes  
University of Stirling Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes  
University of Strathclyde Not Yet Not Yet Yes Click here Yes  
University of the Highlands and Islands Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Click here Yes  
University of the West of Scotland Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Click here Not Yet  
West College Scotland Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet  
West Lothian College Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Yes  


Ireland (N&S)

Institution Carbon Neutral Target Declaration of Climate Emergency
(including date)
SDG Accord Signatory (Institution) Sustainability Reporting Sustainability Leadership Scorecard Ethical Investment
Belfast Metropolitan College Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet  
CAFRE (College of Agriculture  Food and Rural Enterprise) Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Click here Not Yet  
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology 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  
Institute of Technology  Sligo Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet  
Letterkenny Institute of Technology Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet  
Queen's University Belfast Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Click here Not Yet  
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Click here Not Yet  
South West College Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Click here Not Yet  
Ulster University Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Click here Yes  
University College Cork Improve energy efficiency by 33% by the year 2020 Not Yet Yes Click here Yes  
University College Dublin 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 Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Click here Yes Not Yet
Bridgend College Carbon neutral by 2040 Yes Yes Click here Yes Not Yet
Cardiff Metropolitan University Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Click here Not Yet  
Cardiff University Carbon neutral (for scope 1 and 2) for estates and campus facilities operations by 2023 Not Yet Yes Click here Not Yet  
Coleg Gwent Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet  
Gower College Swansea Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Click here Not Yet  
Pembrokeshire College Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Click here Yes  
Swansea University Carbon neutral by 2040 Yes Yes Click here Not Yet Click here
University of South Wales Committed to reducing its carbon footprint as in line with the UK Government’s commitment to be net zero by 2050. Not Yet Not Yet Click here Not Yet  
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