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Sustainability and the UN Sustainable Development Goals

We are proud to have been selected by the UN as the Academic Hub for SDG16, which focuses on peace, justice and strong institutions – the only one of its kind in the UK.

  • As part of our work as the lead university in the UN’s Together campaign, we will continue to work with partners to address each SDG goal through research, community work and academic excellence.

SustainabilityEducation for Sustainable Development

  • We will develop new sustainability skills and competencies for our students through projects that will encompass our Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) programme, climate action, energy efficiency and waste reduction. 

  • Our sustainability team will provide placement opportunities for students to obtain first-hand experience of delivering eco-friendly initiatives in a large organisation.

 

DMU Environmental Management and sustainable estates policy 

  • We have committed to working towards net-zero operations and we will use our Environmental Management System to coordinate and report progress across key environmental areas such as transport, biodiversity, waste and energy.

  • We will review our commitments and potential funding opportunities for our current Carbon Plan to 2032.

  • We will operate a sustainable procurement strategy that will embed social value and sustainability into procurement practices. 

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