Underpinning operations

As part of our Sustainability Strategy 2020-26, we're making sure that our business operations take account of social and environmental considerations – and striving to support our local communities in every way we can. We aim to be a showcase for commitment and expertise in sustainability.

Two of the ways we're doing this are by buying electricity from zero carbon sources, and introducing energy efficiency measures across our campuses.

What we're doing

By 2026 we will:

  • be innovative in developing ideas for the circular economy through ensuring that every pound generated by ARU and the Students’ Union is increasingly spent in our local communities, including service support
  • ensure all our operations, from procurement to staff, account for our full commitment to sustainability including social and environmental considerations
  • ensure our financial assets are used to support solutions to the climate emergency including working with our pension providers.

Progress to date

We're following a series of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to make sure we reach our goals. Our KPI report for the Operations goal details progress up to August 2021.

Operations KPI report

Sustainability Strategy 2020-26