Published: 03 January 2024

Annual Sustainability Report unveils Surrey's achievements and commitments

The University of Surrey’s Annual Sustainability Report (2022 – 2023) highlights its commitment to reducing carbon emissions and embedding sustainability holistically.

The report showcases Surrey’s recent success in the THE impact ranking, placing 46th globally and 9th in the UK. The ranking measures institutions against the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and emphasises Surrey’s commitment to delivering all 17 goals. 

Along with ranking success, the report released details the University’s continued drive to achieve Net Zero Carbon by 2030. In comparison to its baseline year, the University reduced its scope 1 & 2 emissions by 24%. The report unveils a new 8-point plan to continue to tackle its scope 1, 2 & 3 emissions.

We continue to make progress in cutting the University’s scope 1 & 2 emissions. Our new 8-point plan will move focus to reducing our demand for energy whilst we continue to transition towards renewable energy Martin Wiles, Head of Sustainability

Other highlights include the launch of three new initiatives: Green Impact, LEAF and an energy ‘Switch Off’ campaign. These initiatives have aimed to reinvigorate staff/student engagement and encourage sustainable behaviours. The report details how each campaign has positively impacted the University’s sustainable aims so far.  

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