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

Illustration of fume cupboard being pulled down with sustainability symbols for recycling, water and energy
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.