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
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 Not Yet Yes 
(via Climate letter)
Not Yet Click here Yes

England South Central

Institution Carbon Neutral Target Declaration of Climate Emergency
(including date)
SDG Accord Signatory (Institution) Sustainability Reporting Sustainability Leadership Scorecard
Arts University Bournemouth Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet
Bournemouth University Not Yet Not Yet Yes Click here Yes
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
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
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
Aston University Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Click here Not Yet
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
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 Not Yet 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 Not Yet
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
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 Not Yet Not Yet 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
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
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 Not Yet Not Yet Yes Click here Not Yet
Goldsmiths  University of London Carbon Neutrality Target by 2030 Yes
(via climate letter)
Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet
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
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 Not Yet 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
Abertay University Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Click here Not Yet
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
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
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
(including date)
SDG Accord Signatory (Institution) Sustainability Reporting Sustainability Leadership Scorecard
Aberystwyth University Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet
Bridgend College Net-Zero carbon by 2040 Yes
(via Climate letter)
Yes Not Yet Yes
Cardiff Metropolitan University Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Click here Not Yet
Cardiff University Not Yet Not Yet Yes Click here Not Yet
Coleg Cambria Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet
Coleg Gwent Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Click here Not Yet
Gower College Swansea Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet  Not Yet
Pembrokeshire College Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Click here Yes
Swansea University Carbon Neutral Target 2040 Not Yet Yes Click here Not Yet
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