The University of Southampton developed a new Sustainability Strategy, launched on October 20th 2020, to sit alongside the University Travel Plan, Estates Strategy and Biodiversity Policy.
The Energy and Climate Change Division (ECCD) team has contributed to the consulting phases and made comments on the approaches to be undertaken within the Strategy. Professor Bahaj is also leading the University Sustainability Implementation Group which arose as a result of the Strategy.
The full strategy and two-page summary can be read on the UoS Strategy SharePoint where it sets out the six main goals for the UoS.
Goal 1: Achieve net zero emissions for Scope 1 and Scope 2 by 2030.
Goal 2: Measure total emissions footprint and set targets for Scope 3 reductions.
Goal 3: Adopt a value-based approach to reduce emissions from business travel.
Goal 4: Ensure that sustainability is a part of every University education programme by 2025.
Goal 5: Make sustainability a cornerstone of UoS’ research and societal impact.
Goal 6: Implement a sustainable and ethical investment policy.