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Statement on Sustainability

Our vision - Delivering ambition today, shaping our future.

Teesside University is focussed on making a real difference to the lives of people and the success of businesses and the economy.

An agile and dynamic university we move at pace to develop solutions that shape the future.

Our values

Through our core values of delivering excellence, empowering individuals, fostering creativity, embracing diversity, communicating openly, committing to sustainability and taking responsibility we are committed to transforming lives and economies; we level up opportunity.

Team Teesside and the communities we serve are at the heart of everything we do.

Our commitment to sustainability

Teesside University is committed to reducing its environmental impact and we are proud of our achievements to date.

Our Sustainable Futures Strategy has already achieved significant progress against the 2005 baseline data, including a 30% reduction in CO2 emissions and a reduction in water usage of 142,000m3.

We hold several accreditations including: Ecocampus Gold; Fairtrade status; and Zero Waste to Landfill. We also rank 12th in the UK in the Green Metric World University Ranking on Sustainability.

However, we recognise that we must do more. We are currently working on a new sustainability strategy and action plan which will include:

  • Targets for substantially reducing of our carbon footprint;
  • further investment to deliver a step change in the sustainability of our estate;
  • and our approach to engaging our communities through the ethos of co-commitment.

Our research and knowledge exchange activity delivers solutions to address global societal challenges. From the development of the Net Zero Industry Innovation Centre which is supporting the ongoing drive for clean energy and sustainability, to the Borderlands project which is building sustainable communities, innovation powers our steps.

Our future facing learning framework encourages our students to become socially and ethically engaged and the new learning model developed by Teesside University International Business School has sustainability at its core.

Our £280m campus masterplan has been developed to ensure that our campus remains vibrant and future-proofed, with all new builds achieving the building sustainability rating standard (BREEAM) and sustainable procurement practices embedded in masterplan projects.

Through this approach, Teesside University is playing its part in addressing the societal challenges we face on a local, regional, national and global scale.

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