‘HEFCE’s vision is that universities and colleges are widely recognised as leaders in society’s efforts to achieve sustainability – through the understanding, skills and attitudes that students gain and put into practice, through research and knowledge exchange, and through community involvement, as well as through their strategies and operations that bring all these together.’
We have a role in facilitating the sharing of good practice on sustainable development and in building it where none exists, including funding the Leading Sustainable Development in Higher Education initiative. We are working on the reduction of carbon emissions in support of sector targets.
We have invested in the development of the Sustainability exchange, a web-site that brings together the latest good practice on sustainable development in higher and further education. It provides a way for universities and colleges to pool their expertise through facilities such as community forums, news updates, toolkits, reports, webinars and videos.
We are continuing to promote sustainable development within HEFCE and have ISO 14001 and Carbon Trust accreditation.
For more information on sustainable development, contact Andrew Smith, tel 0117 931 7001, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Page last updated 16 December 2014