Social Responsibility and Sustainability


Globally, travel is one of the three biggest causes of climate change along with food and energy. As part of Zero by 2040, we have committed to work with staff, students and other organisations to reduce our impact.

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Our Sustainable Travel Programme is working to understand, report on and improve the sustainability of travel at the University.

Business travel outside Edinburgh (Climate Conscious Travel)

London event
Details of the University's actions to reduce carbon emissions from business travel.

Sustainable transport in Edinburgh

Edinburgh at sunset
Right now, most staff and students who come to the University do so on foot, by bike or on public transport – those are the most sustainable ways to get around. That’s great, but we want to help even more people to do this and to make it easier for those who already do.



Printing Services receive award for cycle delivery service


New 20% discount with Virgin East Coast trains (archive)


Consultation now open to update business travel guidance