Sustainability benchmarking – driving action in the higher education sector

[Update] Find out how we help the Higher Education Sector

With the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) Annual Conference coming up at the end of June, we have been asking registrants to the event to select what their top three sustainability objectives are for 2018 (results below).

The early results clearly show that staff, student and senior leadership engagement is key.
Armed with these results, the 2018 HESA data (and a tableau sheet!) we are going to be undertaking a benchmarking insight exercise at our EAUC Stand to discuss how this insight can be used to kick-start engagement with staff, students and your leadership.

But why is benchmarking worthwhile and how can it help the higher education sector understand and improve their environmental performance?

Sustainability ranking in the higher education sector

Sustainability benchmarking is an important tool that helps organisations assess their sustainability performance and identify opportunities to drive positive impact. It allows institutes to compare their performance with regards to others in the sector and seek out ways to improve and learn from others higher up the ranking. Doesn’t everyone want to be the best?

By using the HESA (Higher Education Statistics Agency) estates management dataset we have been able to review the progress universities have made in cutting carbon emissions to date.

  • Our insights will provide universities with evidence-based information which can be used to:
  • Engage internal and external stakeholders
  • Identify opportunities to improve performance and gain competitive advantage
  • Unlock budget for future emission reduction initiatives and cost savings
  • Inform strategic sustainability decisions
  • Celebrate university performance and enhance reputation

Do you know how your University is performing? How would this insight support you in your role?

We will be sharing this benchmarking at the EAUC Annual Conference this year, held in Keele University from 19th – 21st June.

If you’re attending the Conference this year come to stand B15-16 and we’ll assess your institute’s performance in the context of its peers.

If you are unable to attend but this sounds of interest to you, please do get in touch!

Find out more about the EAUC Conference

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