Building a Sustainable Future For All

Swansea University is a leading, sustainable university with ambitions to help drive forward sustainable development both in the UK and further afield.

Currently ranked 9th in the Guardian University Green League, at Swansea University we are proud of our many achievements in embedding sustainability into University life.

Sustainability is part of the Corporate Responsibility function, which is part of the current portfolio of the Director of Finance (Rob Brelsford-Smith), a member of Senior Management Team. The Registrar is responsible for chairing the Corporate Responsibility Committee, part of the offical governance structure at the University, the outputs of which also feed into SMT.

We have a dedicated and committed team of sustainability professionals working at the University. Our team brings expertise from industry and academia and is committed to working together with staff, students and the community to ensure that the University operates on a resilient, compliant and sustainable basis as laid out in our Strategic Plan 2020. The team manages an annual budget which increases each year to support our work in areas such as sustainable transport and travel, management of Crymlyn Burrows Site of Special Scientific Interest, waste and recycling and the development of sustainability projects and initiatives.

Our Sustainability Policy and comprehensive Sustainability Strategythat includes our 2018-19 Objectives & Targets, guide our work and support our robust Environmental Management System which is accredited to ISO14001:2015 and has Platinum EcoCampus rating. 

We offer University students, staff and the local community many opportunities to get involved in our efforts to continuously improve sustainable practices at the University and to continue to lead the way in developing a more sustainable future for all.  All University staff are encouraged to sign up to our staff engagement programme SWell.

Below you can find out about our eight key Sustainability Strategy themes and how you can join our efforts to keep Swansea University at the forefront of sustainable development.