Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Practical sustainability advice and resources for staff

Read guidance on energy saving, waste reduction, sustainable travel, buying responsibly and sustainable labs for staff.

Staff: save energy at work

Find out how you can save energy by taking small, easy actions throughout your work day as a member of staff.

Staff: travel sustainably

Practically all modes of travel apart from walking and cycling depend on fossil fuels, meaning that the way we choose to travel can have a big impact on the environment.

Staff: reduce, reuse, recycle

The Circular Economy is about transitioning from a ‘take-make-dispose’ linear approach to resource use, to systems that encourage reuse and extraction of maximum value before returning resources to the biosphere.

Staff: buy responsibly

fair trade
Fairness in trade and sustainable procurement means calling for responsible practices in relation to workers, environment and society to be followed by our suppliers.

Staff: make your lab more sustainable

Labs use many times more energy and water per square metre than office spaces. Being conscious of your resource and energy use can make a big difference.