- Social Responsibility and Sustainability
The Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability works with Estates to support the corporate objective to reduce energy by delivering a programme of awareness, engagement and practical action.
Utilities currently cost the University approximately £20M per annum and the University has a duty to reduce its carbon footprint. This is a significant Social Responsibility and Sustainability challenge for the University in the years ahead.
The Climate Action Plan 2010 proposed a reduction in University carbon emissions of 29% by 2020, with an interim target of 20% by 2015, against a 2007 baseline.
A Climate Change Strategy is being developed which includes practical planning for utilities savings.
Unlocking savings from utilities will require a joined up approach taking into consideration:
We seek to engage with staff and students and promote change as part of the Utilities Savings and Climate Action priorities.
This is part of a larger practical action plan which includes:
If you would like to learn more about the programme, or if you'd like us to speak to your department, please get in touch.