Social Responsibility and Sustainability



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University pledge to prevent slavery and human trafficking

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The University of Edinburgh has highlighted its commitment to protecting and respecting human rights through its new Modern Slavery Statement. A zero tolerance approach to slavery and human trafficking in all its forms has been established, in the goods we purchase and the companies we work with.

Winners of the 2016/17 Sustainability Awards Office and Lab categories announced

We're delighted to announce the winners of the 2016/17 Sustainability Awards in the Office and Lab categories.

Three Masters students awarded dissertation prizes

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The Department for Social Responsibility & Sustainability is delighted to announce that three students have won prizes for their Masters dissertations.

Quarter 1 highlights: investing for impact

Head of SRS Programmes Michelle Brown reflects on the first quarter of academic year 2016/17 with long term University strategies and targets shaping further development of our programmes.

Edinburgh improves standing in University League

The University of Edinburgh was ranked 3rd in Scotland and 34th in the UK in the People & Planet University League table, improving 10 places on its standing last year.

£100,000 annual savings expected from first eight Sustainable Campus Fund projects

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Eight projects have been approved for funding on the first Utilities Working Group meeting and following sign-off by Directors of Social Responsibility & Sustainability and Estates. They are expected to deliver over £100,000 cash savings annually and prevent emissions of almost 600 tonnes of CO­2e every year.

Nominations for special awards now open

The Sustainability Awards offer an opportunity for staff and students to make a difference and contribute towards our University becoming more socially responsible and sustainable.

University maintains Fairtrade status

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The University is pleased to announce it has retained its Fairtrade status for the 12th year in a row.