Social Responsibility


New Environmental Sustainability Strategy

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 14:04:00 GMT

The University of Manchester is the largest single-site university in the UK, with over 38,000 students, more than 12,000 staff and an annual income of £1.01 billion. The impact that the University has through its research, teaching, operation, engagement and people can help lead the way to a sustainable world, from the heart of Oxford Road to around the globe.

The Environmental Sustainability Strategy sets out steps to realise this opportunity as part of our third goal of social responsibility, where we seek to make a difference to society and the environment. The University’s environmental sustainability vision is for the University to use its full range of knowledge and influence to support a world that is environmentally sustainable.

Building on our previous strategy (2012-2015), our achievements to date and lessons learnt, this new strategy (2016-2020) will focus on four key objectives, each set within our overall approach to social responsibility as detailed in The University of Manchester’s Strategic Plan 2020.

Environmental Sustainability Strategic Objectives:

  • Research with impact: We will showcase the positive impact of our research that is addressing some of the world’s most fundamental sustainability challenges.
  • Socially responsible graduates: We will equip students with the knowledge and experience to positively contribute to our world as professionals, leaders and citizens of tomorrow.
  • Responsible processes: We will ensure our organisational processes such as campus development, procurement, energy and resource management will create opportunities for the efficient use of natural resources, with the additional benefits of financial savings and an environment that enhances health and wellbeing.
  • Engaging our communities: We will engage with staff, students and alumni to embed a culture of environmental sustainability, and we will partner with people and organisations in pursuit of shared goals around sustainability.

You can download the strategy here.

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