About us

The University of Surrey is working hard to reduce the impact our activities have on the environment, economy and community. We are reviewing our sustainability strategy during 2023/24 to develop a completely new strategy. In the meantime, our sustainability policy forms part of the University's Operations Policy

Sustainability Report 2022/23

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Our vision

We will be synonymous with sustainability literacy, applied best practice, research and leadership.

  • Education – we will develop students’ awareness of sustainability through curricular and co-curricular provision
  • Research – we will lead on sustainable research, drawing in private as well as public funding
  • Operations and influence – we will set challenging targets to reduce our environmental impact, and use our influence to help others become more sustainable
  • Students – our students will go on to promote life-long sustainable solutions into all sectors across the world.

Sustainable Development Goals

To reflect our corporate commitment to embedding the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in our operations and education, we have signed the Sustainable Development Goals Accord. This asserts us to align all major efforts with the SDGs by collaborating with key stakeholder groups and other signatory institutions.

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Sustainable Development Goals Annual Report

Our Sustainable Development Goals report showcases what we achieved in 2021/2022 to meet the United Nations 17 sustainable development goals.