Green Gown Awards 2018 - University of Leeds - Highly Commended

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The University of Leeds Annual Sustainability Report highlights the progress made over the past twelve months on our strategic commitments to being a sustainable University.
 

As a university, our core purpose is to increase knowledge and opportunity for the betterment of society. To do this, we have made firm commitments to take its economic, social, environmental and cultural responsibilities seriously. 

This year, we have also linked the report’s approach and commitments to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, demonstrating how we can all play our part in a global solution.

We took a collaborative approach to creating our report, by engaging with and gathering data from a wide range of stakeholders worked with partners across the University of Leeds and the Leeds City region to gather data, and provide reflections on our work to date. We also worked with design and communications agencies Digitronix and Creative Concern to develop the report.

Top 3 learnings:

  1. Understand the power of a common dialogue to facilitate communication and to generate new knowledge with stakeholders.
  2. Good reporting is key to the sustainability journey and allows the University to clearly and concisely articulate the contributions that are being made towards the global sustainability agenda.
  3. Thinking differently about who verifies your report not only increases its transparency but also helps you think about future opportunities and priorities.