We aim to bring about social, environmental, economic and health benefits not only to Wales but to the wider world.
Cardiff University is independently audited and certified to the ISO 14001 international standard, based on an effective environmental management system, characterised by continual improvement.
We are signatories of the Sustainable Development Goal Accord. The Accord represents the university and college sector's collective response to 17 sustainable development goals and our commitment to delivering these goals.
We declared a climate emergency in 2019, recognising our need to play our part in the global response. We are aiming to become carbon neutral by 2030.
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
‘A More Sustainable University’ - Environmental Sustainability Enabling Strategy 2018-2023 (Recast 2020)
Environmental sustainability action plan
Action plan for 2018-2023.
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: