Green Gown Awards 2019 - University of Gloucestershire - Finalist

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The University of Gloucestershire’s Annual Sustainability Report has become not just a performance record but our most important communication vehicle. It stands out for: 

  • Proving our balanced performance on all 5 goals of our sustainability strategy  
  • Going beyond the operational and policy dominance of many other reports 
  • Deliberate focus on student experience and academic innovation in all schools 
  • Strong clear infographics to communicate technical insights to stakeholders 
  • Showing all stakeholders what is important in sustainability good practice  
  • Clear annual performance measures to show progress on our priority targets 
  • Headline contributions that underline our commitment to the UN global goals  
  • Being used and critiqued annually in our accounting and finance curriculum.  

The real test of our report is it never sits on the shelf – it has been used for corporate communications campaigns, business engagement workshops, partnership projects and in teaching a range of subjects, releasing the true power of sustainability reporting! 

Top 3 learnings:

  • We involve those who implement sustainability, to gain ownership, future input and fresh ideas. 
  • Well thought out infographics make the difference and help win allegiance with all our stakeholders. 
  • Our report is at the heart of our communication strategy, to engage and educate for sustainability.