Bournemouth University is conscious of its impact on the environment and constantly working towards achieving its sustainability vision. We've introduced a number of initiatives over the years to help make BU as environmentally friendly as possible - and have won a number of awards as a result. Take a look at our sustainability timeline to see our progress.
Our sustainability timeline
Ranked in top 15% of universities across the world in the Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings for the second time.. Ranked third place in the UK for our positive action towards Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13: Climate Action and tenth globally for SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production.
Achieved 'Gold' rating in the Sustainability Leadership Scorecard.
Ranked in top 15% of universities across the world in the first Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings. Ranked seventh place globally for our positive actionstowards SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production.
Shortlisted as a finalist in the edie Sustainability Leaders Awards in the ‘Employee Engagement & Behaviour Change’ category.
Received First Class award in People & Planet's University League.
Awarded the Earth Charter award winner for Engagement in Sustainability
Achieved transition to ISO14001:15/ EcoCampus Platinum
Team Finance and Performance won Green Rewards programme at BU, donating £100 to the Bournemouth Foodbank
11 Staff teams completed the NUS Green Impact achieving 4 Gold, 1 Silver, and 8 Bronze awards between them.
Renewal of Fairtrade Certification (12 years)
Two Green Gowns Finalists in Community category and Learning & Skills category
SUBU awarded us the Most Sustainable Event of the Year for annual Waste Audit
Sustainability Manager Dr Neil Smith became a fellow of the EAUC, acknowledging and rewarding his exceptional contribution to the EAUC community.
Ranked 11th place in the People and Planet University League (1st Class Degree)
Awarded Best Overall Team prize in the Bournemouth Commuter Challenge.
Earth Charter award winner for waste management Momentum Cycle Challenge - winner in the 500+ employee size category
Retention of EcoCampus Platinum/ISO14001 certification
Awarded first class degree in the University League
Food for Life Silver Award
South West Fairtrade Gold Business Awards 2016
Travel and Transport Manager Richard Wintrip won the Vice Chancellors Individual Achievement for his work in influencing staff and students to travel more sustainably.
7th in the University League
Food for Life Bronze Award (Chartwells)
Winner of Dorset Travel Network Gold Standard for travel planning and Business Travel Network Large Employer of the Year Award
Momentum cycle challenge - winner in the 500+ employee size category
Renewal of Fairtrade Certification (10 years)
Certification to EcoCampus Platinum and ISO14001.
Sustainable Fish City Pledge
Re-certification to EcoCampus Gold Award
Carbon Management Plan Highly Commended in the Green Gown Sustainable Procurement category as a member of the South Coast Affinity Group.
Aibeat Earth Charter Awards - Award for engagement in sustainability
Momentum cycle challenge - winner in the 500+ employee size category.
Achievement of EcoCampus Gold Award
Shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Development Award
Finalist in the Green Gown Positive Behaviour category
Finalist in the Green Gown Sustainable Procurement category as a member of the South Coast Affinity Group.
Achievement of EcoCampus Bronze and Silver Awards.
Finalist in the Dorset Business Environmental Excellence Award.
Achieved Fairtrade status.
Winner of the Green Gown Transport category.
Highly Commended in the Green Gown Energy Efficiency category.