We aim to bring about social, environmental, economic and health benefits not only to Wales but to the wider world.
We are independently audited and certified to the ISO 14001 international standard, based on an effective environmental management system, characterised by continual improvement.
In 2019, we declared a climate emergency, recognising our need to play our part in the global response. We are committed to becoming carbon net zero for scopes 1 and 2 by 2030 and are currently developing our target for scope 3.
A more sustainable university
Our commitment to sustainable development is reflected in our strategic direction, which includes environmental and social sustainability as one of our enabling strategies:
Environmental Sustainability Strategy Action Plan 2023-24
Action plan for 2023-24.
Climate emergency paper summary report
Cardiff University’s vision is to build towards an inclusive, sustainable and resilient future for our community and to bring about environmental benefits not only to Cardiff and Wales but to the wider world.
Carbon Emissions Audit (Scope 1 2 and 3) Summary Report February 2022
Cardiff University Carbon Audit 2021
Dr Katrina Henderson
Environmental Safety Adviser
Working together for sustainability
The sustainable development of the University is one of the responsibilities of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor. We work closely with our nominated trade union green representatives and student representatives in all our university committees. Student and trade union representatives are involved in development and consultation of all our sustainability-related policies.
If you have questions or would like further information about sustainability in the University, please get in touch:
Committed to sustainability
We are working to be sustainable across all our work, including, teaching, research and campus maintenance and performance.
Read our environmental policies to learn how we embed sustainability across our operations.