Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Key performance indicators

Key performance indicators for social responsibility and sustainability issues.

Carbon

Strategy / Theme Performance Indicator Target 2017-18 progress Progress
Climate Change Strategy 2016-2026 We will reduce our emissions of carbon per £ million turnover by 50% from a 2007/8 baseline year by 2025. 78 tCO2e per £M turnover 89.4 tCO2e per £M turnover
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We will return our carbon emissions to 2007/08 baseline year levels by 2025. 86707 tCO2e 87985 tCO2e
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We will become a net zero carbon university by 2040. 0 tCO2e 87985 tCO2e
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Energy

Strategy / Theme Performance Indicator Target 2017-18 progress Progress
Sustainable Campus Fund Sustainable Campus Fund financial savings. £514,000 (by end of July 2018) £370,000
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Sustainable Campus Fund tCO2e savings. 2813 tCO2e (by end of July 2018) 1327 tCO2e
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Waste

Strategy / Theme Performance Indicator Target 2017-18 progress Progress
Waste Strategy 2018/19 – 2022/23 Maintain percentage diverted from landfill. 99% of waste diverted from landfill 99%
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10% reduction in waste arising per capita (FTE staff and students). 66kg (academic estate only) Will be reported in 2019.   
10% reduction in waste arising per student. 59kg (University managed accommodation – Pollock Halls) Will be reported in 2019.   

Transport

Strategy / Theme Performance Indicator Target 2017-18 progress Progress
Integrated Transport Plan 2017 - 2021 By 2021, increase the proportion of staff travelling on foot to University. 30% of staff and 60% of students Awaiting data.  
By 2021, increase the proportion of staff and students cycling to work and study. 15% of staff and students Awaiting data.  
Reduce car driving to 29% or less at each University site by 2021 (excluding Easter Bush). 29% or less at each University site (excluding Easter Bush) matching the Edinburgh Council Local Transport Strategy Target. Awaiting data.  
30% of the University fleet will be electric by 2021. 30% Awaiting data.  

Sustainable Procurement

Strategy / Theme Performance Indicator Target 2017-18 progress Progress
Procurement Strategy 2016-21 % spend on SME   46%
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Widening Participation

Strategy / Theme Performance Indicator Target 2017-18 progress Progress
Widening Participation Strategy % full time, Scottish undergraduate entrants from MD20 and MD40 categories of the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation Target - MD20 at least 10% of entrants by 2020-21 (2016/17: 7.1%), rising to 10% of population by 2023/24

MD20:

8.2%
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MD40: 19.3%

Equality and Diversity

Strategy / Theme Performance Indicator Target 2017-18 progress Progress
Equality and Diversity  Grade 9 and 10 Gender Profile Grade 10 to mirror Grade 9 gender profile

 

Female : Male
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Grade 9 40 : 60
Grade 10 27 : 73
Staff age profile (%): Professional services staff aged under 25 Upward trend 11%
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Staff age profile (%): Academic staff aged under 40 Upward trend 48%
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Community Engagement 

Strategy / Theme Performance Indicator Target 2017-18 progress Progress
Community Engagement Strategy Community Grants awarded

The aims of the Edinburgh Local Community Grants scheme are to:

  • Increase engagement between the University and local communities.
  • Have a positive social impact.
  • Create learning opportunities (including informal and non-traditional forms of learning).
Over £90,000 grants provided to local organisations
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Digital Ambassadors - student volunteer recruited Upward trend 70 students recruited
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Social Impact Pledges

Implement University's three Social Impact Pledges.

  • More students will be trained to work with community groups to enhance digital literacy and support employability. 
  • University aims to increase the number of sustainable start-up social enterprises it generates.
  • University to support the establishment of a Centre for Homeless Health and Inclusion.
Community engagement
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