Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Sustainable Development Goals Table

The University and Students' Association signed the Sustainable Development Goals Accord in 2017.

The purpose of the Accord is to inspire, celebrate and advance the critical role that education has in delivering the Sustainable Development Goals and the value it brings to governments, business and wider society. This reaffirms the University's commitment to make a significant, sustainable and socially responsible contribution to Scotland, the UK and the world. 

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals, part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, were adopted by the United Nations and world leaders in 2015.  Over the next fifteen years, these will universally apply to all, countries will mobilise efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind.

Through its research, learning and teaching, operations and community of staff, students and alumni, the University is committed to delivering these Goals with partners, including the Students' Association, both locally and globally.

As part of its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals Accord, the University will highlight projects and initiatives that directly contribute to each of the Goals. This will be done annually through this report. 

More information about the Sustainable Development Goals

More information about the Sustainable Development Goals Accord

 

Sustainable Development Goal 1: No poverty

1. No poverty

We will work together with local communities

Research and Public Engagement

Social Investments

Student Engagement and Learning

Sustainable development goal 2: Zero hunger

2. Zero hunger

We will work together with local communities

Research and Public Engagement

Sustainable development goal 3: Good health and wellbeing

3. Good health and well-being

Biodiversity

Staff and Student Commuting

Research and Public Engagement

Student Engagement and Learning

Good Food

Sustainable development goal 4: Quality education

4. Quality education

Widening Access and Participation

Student Engagement and Learning

Sustainable development goal 5: Quality education

5. Gender equality

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Sustainable development goal 6: Clean water and sanitation

6. Clean water and sanitation

Research and Public Engagement
Sustainable development goal 7: Affordable and clean energy

7. Affordable and clean energy

Our Carbon Emissions

Research and Public Engagement

Sustainable development goal 8: Decent work and economic growth

8. Decent work and economic growth

Social Investments

Responsible Investments and Procurement

Sustainable development goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure

9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Our Carbon Emissions

Research and Public Engagement

Sustainable development goal 10: Reduced inequalities

10. Reduced inequalities

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Student Engagement and Learning

Research and Public Engagement

Sustainable development goal 11: Cities and communities

11. Sustainable cities and communities

We will work together with local communities

Our Carbon Emissions

Research and Public Engagement

Sustainable development goal 12: Responsible consumption and production

12. Responsible consumption and production

Our Waste

Responsible Investments and Procurement

Good Food

Sustainable development goal 13: Climate action

13. Climate action

Our Carbon Emissions

Research and Public Engagement

Staff and Student Engagement

Responsible Investments and Procurement

Sustainable development goal 14: Life below water

14. Life below water

Research and Public Engagement
Sustainable development goal 15: Life on land

15. Life on land

Biodiversity

Research and Public Engagement

Sustainable development goal 16: Peace, justice and strong instituations

16. Peace, justice and strong institutions

We will work together with local communities

Embedding Social and Civic Responsibility into our planning and reporting

Research and Public Engagement

Sustainable development goal 17: Partnerships for the goals

17. Partnerships for the goals

We will work together with local communities

 

Embedding Social and Civic Responsibility into our planning and reporting

Research and Public Engagement