The University of Southampton

Embedding sustainability into everything we do  

We look to embed sustainability into all aspects of the University of Southampton’s work - from saving energy and reducing waste, to boosting biodiversity and encouraging better travel habits.

This site will tell you more about the steps we’ve already taken, what we’ll do next and how you can play your part.

Our Environment & Sustainability Policy guides our priorities at the University, and our work to manage our impact has been accredited to the international standard - ISO 14001:2015.

Throughout the year our students and staff work together to deliver innovative programmes and events that encourage sustainable behaviours, raise the profile of environmental issues and create socially responsible graduates.

As one of the world’s leading research institutions, we also highlight work taking place at the University to understand climate change and develop technical and social advances that will help us adapt to a changing environment.

To find out more, get involved or ask a question, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or send us an email.

The international standard for environmental management

ISO 14001 is an internationally recognised environmental standard. It requires organisations to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to manage their environmental impacts. The University of Southampton first achieved ISO 14001 certification in August 2014 and was re-certified to ISO 14001:2015 Certificate in August 2017.

Academic colleagues may find that the international standard can be noted on research grant applications to make them more competitive.

The scope of our certification

Provision of higher education and related support services at the University of Southampton:

Highfield Campus, Avenue Campus, Boldrewood, Winchester Campus, Wide Lane Sports Centre, Water Sports Centre, Bassett House, Astro House, Belgrave Industrial Site, Print Centre, Glen Eyre Complex,  Wessex Lane Halls,  Bencraft Court, Archers Road Halls, Erasmus Park, Highfield Hall, City Gateway, Mayflower.  

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