To provide direction and governance to our forthcoming sustainability strategy, we have established an Executive Sustainability Steering Group (ESSG). Its aim is to act as the strategic group that oversees, monitors progress and guides the delivery of the sustainability strategy across the University. The group reports to the Estates Building Executive Committee and Executive Board as necessary.

The ESSG has set up a number of working groups to take forward different aspects of the sustainability strategy:

  • Catering and hospitality
  • Operational sustainability (energy, water and waste)
  • Sustainability in teaching  
  • Sustainability research enhancement
  • Transport and travel.

The working groups meet quarterly and update on progress to the ESSG at least every six months. The members of the ESSG and its working groups feature senior management and student representatives. The group is chaired by Professor Graham Miller.