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Our Environmental Sustainability Vision is that the University of Cambridge is committed to making a positive impact through outstanding environmental sustainability performance.

Our policy framework shows how our environmental sustainability vision aligns with the University mission and one of its core values. It contains four underpinning principles and three priority areas, and conveys the University’s key environmental sustainability impacts and the supporting approaches available to manage these impacts. In order to deliver our policy aspirations, the University will need to implement our multi-step Environmental Sustainability Strategy.

Download the University’s Environmental Sustainability Vision, Policy and Strategy 2015-2020


Environmental Sustainability Vision, Policy Framework

Venn diagram depicting the University's Environmental Sustainability Vision.

An Environmental Sustainability Strategy Committee provides strategic oversight of the University’s commitment to environmental sustainability embodied in its Environmental Sustainability Policy and Strategy.

We will report annually on our progress towards our targets. These reports will be available on this website.

A University-wide Review Committee led the development of our Environmental Sustainability Vision, Policy and Strategy 2015-2020 which was published in August 2015. The final report of the Review Committee to University Council is available to view in PDF form