Sustainable UCL


Policy and Strategy

Sustainability is the responsibility of all members of the UCL community, including students, staff and persons working on our behalf.

UCL 2034, UCL’s Institutional Strategy, sets out a clear vision for UCL, with sustainability embedded throughout.

UCL has a Sustainability Policy that sets out its high-level sustainability objectives. This Policy has been signed off by UCL President and Provost Professor Michael Arthur and is reviewed annually. This policy is supported by a Sustainability Strategy, that sets out how UCL will achieve these objectives in more detail. Specific areas of operation, such as carbon, biodiversity, food and travel also have dedicated policies and plans.

UCL's Sustainability Strategy is implemented through the development, delivery and continuous improvement of the Environmental Sustainability Management System (ESMS) of which we have gained certification under ISO14001. 

Further to our environmental commitments, UCL is also developing an Energy Management System (EnMS) which will be certified against the ISO50001 standard. This EnMS will help UCL to reduce our energy consumption and help us achieve our goal of being a sustainable campus.

Departments are responsible for ensuring they have adequate arrangements for environmental management in their own area. More information about staff environmental responsibilities and departmental environmental responsibilities is available. If you'd like to find out more, please contact the Sustainability Team.   

UCL’s progress against its objectives can be found in UCL's latest Sustainability Annual Report. 

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