Social Responsibility and Sustainability


The University's Social Responsibility and Sustainability committees meet regularly to help deliver our commitments and policies.

Social Responsibility and Sustainability Committee

SRS Committee was established to advise Central Management Group on how the University might differentiate itself as a leader in Social Responsibility and Sustainability (SRS) and take action to maximize its reputation and impact in this area.

Sustainability Operations Advisory Group (SOAG)

The group was established to deliver all operational aspects of the University's Sustainability action plans and programmes, seeking to continuously improve the environmental performance of all operational areas of the University.

Sustainable Laboratories Steering Group

This committee provides expert guidance, directs the expanding remit of work associated with sustainable laboratories and links the sustainable laboratories agenda with University-wide strategic plans and objectives to ensure a coordinated approach.

Sustainable Information and Communications Technology Group

The University’s IT Committee has considered a proposal for revitalization and renewal of a Sustainable IT Group, securing representation from all areas to agree best practice in terms of the University’s sustainable approach to IT.

Utilities Working Group

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Joint Estates / SRS group focusing on opportunities to reduce energy use and the UoE utilities bill, and linked in to review of the Climate Plan.

Renewables and the University

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The Renewable Energy and Low Carbon Options Review Group has be established to review what further investments in renewable technologies, such as solar and wind, could be made. The University has already invested more than £30 million in low carbon and renewable technology on campus.