Sustainable UCL


Supplier Collaboration

The University encourages our suppliers to work with us to adopt sustainability improvements and innovations that go beyond contractual requirements. Examples of where we have collaborated with suppliers to deliver significant sustainability objectives:

We are committed to better understanding our supply chains, by working with our suppliers to deliver our and their sustainability objectives. We shall have greater transparency and enhanced responsibility towards people working in them.

Only through this partnership approach, we can achieve our ambitious sustainability objectives. See what have done so far:

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As our caters, Sodexo have worked with Sustainable UCL to achieve 2 Star Sustainable Restaurant Association Food Made Good Award and to offer disposable free hospitality. 

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Xerox / Printing

Our Print@UCL provider, Xerox offset our print activity through PrintReleaf. We are currently working on carbon reporting for departmental printing.

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Key Travel / Travel Provider

Our travel service providers have integrated messaging to encourage rail over air travel and have developed carbon footprint data.

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One of our furniture providers, JPA offer a take back and refurbishment scheme, allowing staff to save costs on new furniture.

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Our Legionella testing company, Legionella Compliance Services are assisting UCL Estates in identifying sites for additional water fountains.