Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Travel

Globally, travel is one of the three biggest causes of climate change along with food and energy. As part of Zero by 2040, we have committed to work with staff, students and other organisations to reduce our impact.

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Our Sustainable Travel Programme is working to understand, report on and improve the sustainability of travel at the University.

Sustainable transport in Edinburgh

Edinburgh at sunset
Right now, most staff and students who come to the University do so on foot, by bike or on public transport – those are the most sustainable ways to get around. That’s great, but we want to help even more people to do this and to make it easier for those who already do.

Business travel outside Edinburgh

London event
Business travel is the second biggest cause of the University’s carbon emissions. We are working to understand where our travel emissions come from and how we might be able to reduce them in the future.

News

2018

Printing Services receive award for cycle delivery service

2016

New 20% discount with Virgin East Coast trains (archive)

2015

Consultation now open to update business travel guidance