Oxford University’s Environmental Sustainability Strategy was approved in March 2021, having been a collaborative piece of work which involved academics from our Department. The strategy sets two ambitious targets: to achieve net zero carbon and to achieve biodiversity net gain, both by 2035. Find out more about it here.
Our Sustainability Working Group oversee implementation of the overall University Strategy into our own governance and standards. The group have created a Department-specific policy, which aligns with the University’s priority areas, to direct our actions and provide goals to embed sustainability in our work.
Green Impact is an initiative that encourages departments, colleges, labs, and buildings to improve their sustainability. We have a group of research and professional staff and students in our Department working on immediate actions across our sites and buildings to make them more sustainable.
In 2022 and 2023 we were delighted to receive Gold Awards for the Green Impact Scheme, building on our Silver Award in 2021 and Bronze Award in 2020.