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The University of Southampton

Sustainability at Southampton  

We are creating a more sustainable University of Southampton by working with students, staff and the local community. This is delivered through the following strategic action-focused routes:




The University of Southampton is ranked on its sustainability progress against other higher education institutions in both global and national league tables. To find out more about our rankings and work towards showcasing our sustainability activity across the university please find out more here.

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Sustainability Champion

Senior Vice-President (Academic) Professor Phillip Wright is the Sustainabilty Strategic Plan Owner and our Sustainability Champion.

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• Sustainable Development Goals Report • Annual Environmental Management Review • Greenhouse Gas Emissions • Plus others

Read more about our Strategy - Sustainability

The Sustainability Strategic Plan

Developed in partnership with the Students Union, our ambitious vision for a more sustainable University determines our time-bound targets and performance indicators.

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The Sustainability Team

Get in touch with the Strategy Goal Champions, the Goal Leads, the SIG and other colleagues to find out more about our work.

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Environmental Management System

Our internationally certified Environmental Management System accredited to ISO14001 is our commitment to managing our impacts and improving sustainability across our estate and surroundings.

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Travel Plan

Our Travel Plan for 2020 - 2030 sets out a series of measures to encourage staff, students and visitors to adopt more sustainable travel habits.

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Staff & Student Engagement

Find out about how you can help to get involved in reducing our environmental impact, including sustainable laboratories and societies.

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