Social Responsibility and Sustainability


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New report launched on the contribution of universities to the Sustainable Development Goals

599 signatories, 75 endorsing partners representing 6000 institutions, 64 institutions representing 1.28 million students
The University of Edinburgh is a contributing institution to a Global Alliance of the world’s universities, colleges and sustainability networks who have launched a new report; ‘Global universities, colleges and students leading delivery of the UN Sustainable Development Goals’.

University finalist in five Green Gown Awards categories

The annual awards celebrate Universities and Colleges across the UK making sector-leading commitments to the global sustainability agenda.

We've moved!

After six years at Hope Park Square, we have now relocated to the Boilerhouse at High School Yards.

Printing Services receive award for cycle delivery service

Delivering goods by bike rather than car reduces the carbon footprint of orders.

Fifteen-year commitment to fair trade renewed

The University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh University Students' Association have received two-star Fairtrade Award at a ceremony in Keele University, marking nearly 15 years of support for ethical and responsible purchasing.

Items from over 5000 students collected for re-use

Volunteers sorting through items
At the end of May, the University's annual end of term re-use plans swung into action.

2018 Planetary Health Meeting

Planetary Health Meeting SRS heroes exhibition
The 2018 Planetary Health Meeting took place in McEwan Hall Tuesday 29 to Thursday 31 May and was attended by over 500 international delegates.

Highlights from quarter three

2018 quarter three highlights infographic (download PDF to see/read it)
Working with staff and students across the University, our team continued to progress work against priorities: carbon and energy savings; resource efficiency; supply chain social responsibility and sustainability; responsible investment; community engagement and links to learning and teaching.