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The Department for Social Responsibility & Sustainability (SRS) delivers and facilitates programmes to catalyse action and collaboration across campus. We launched the new academic year with a focus on supporting staff and students to get involved and take practical action.
The global commitment, led by the Ellen MacArthur foundation, seeks to eliminate plastic pollution at the source. The commitment has been signed by many of the world’s largest packaging producers, brands, retailers and recyclers, as well as governments and NGOs.
The University of Edinburgh received the Sustainability Institution of the Year Award in the internationally acclaimed Green Gown Awards. This was awarded for the continuous work to adopt a whole institution approach and become a more socially responsible and sustainable university.
The Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges has launched a new Guide that highlights the business benefits of sustainability and explains why it is key to the success of higher education institutions.
In the last quarter of the 17/18 academic year there was continued progress in relation to the targets which we have set. Our quarterly infographic shows some of our highlights and the annual Social Responsibility and Sustainability report (coming soon) will give a fuller picture of achievements.
The University of Edinburgh and the Edinburgh University Students’ Association have received the NUS Responsible Futures accreditation, recognising efforts to embed social responsibility and sustainability into the curriculum and student experience.
The University's latest assessment by the UNPRI (United Nations Principles of Responsible Investment) reflects the institution's ongoing, progressive commitment to incorporate environmental, social and governance factors into investment decisions.
On 18 July, 50 staff who are interested in resource efficiency from around the University gathered at Godfrey Thomson Hall to enjoy informative presentations about how the University and our partners are combating waste.
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’.
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.