The University of Southampton

Embedding the principles of sustainability into everything we do 

Embedding the principles of sustainability into everything we do 
Embedding the principles of sustainability into everything we do 

The University of Southampton is one of the UK's leading research institutions. We're contributing to the science that underpins our understanding of climate change, and to the technical advances and social changes that will help us adapt to a changing environment.

We're committed to embedding the principles of sustainability into all aspects of our work to enable us to adapt. Our Environment & Sustainability Policy provides the framework for setting and reviewing environment and sustainability objectives and targets.

Sustainability Action is a programme of work addressing sustainability across the CORE of the University: Curriculum, Operations, Research and Experience.

We seek to minimise the environmental impacts that arise as we work to achieve our vision. To manage our impacts we have an environmental management system. ISO 14001 is an internationally recognised environmental standard. It requires organisations to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to manage their environmental impacts and addresses legal compliance and pollution prevention.  The University of Southampton first achieved ISO 14001 certification in August 2014 and was re-certified to ISO 14001:2015 in August 2017.

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, Glen Eyre Complex, South Hill, Chamberlain, Bassett House, Beechmount House, Wessex Lane Halls Connaught &  Montefiore, Bencraft Court, Archers Road Halls, Highfield Halls, Erasmus, Astro House.

You can follow us on Twitter (@Sustainable_UoS) for updates on our progress, latest news and competitions.

If you have a question or comment please email us.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.