Our carbon footprint (CO2e) is represented by the emissions associated with the energy and water used across our UK campuses, fuel used by our vehicles and business travel. In 2018/19, we emitted 25,942 tCO2e.
A breakdown of our 2018/19 carbon footprint show that our business travel (31.9 Million km) accounted for 38.2% of our carbon footprint, with the remaining 61.8% from the energy and water usage used across our UK campuses.
The energy used across our UK campuses accounts for 61.8% of our 2018/19 carbon footprint. Only 33% of our 55 qualifying buildings currently achieve Display Energy Certificate (DEC) scores of C and above, which implies that there are opportunities to improve the energy performances of our buildings.
Our Environmental Sustainability Action Plan details some of the energy efficiency projects and initiatives that were recently completed and commissioned across our campuses. These projects were projected to reduce our electricity and gas use by 6,907,417 kWh and 1,710,999 kWh, respectively.
Adopt a six-year 30% carbon reduction target against our 2018/19 baseline.
Climate change risks will be included in our risk registers.
We will continue to invest in initiatives that reduce our carbon footprint.
We will actively encourage all staff, students, visitors and major partners to
reduce their carbon footprint.
We will share, promote and showcase research and innovation to help tackle
the growing challenges and risks posed by climate change.