We take our sustainability responsibilities extremely seriously and have achieved high recognition as a result.

Sustainability awards and achievements

People & Planet University League

We have been ranked 4th out of 154 in the UK’s greenest universities in the 2017 People & Planet University League.

Sustainability achievements platinum for University of Worcester

EcoCampus Platinum

We were the first English University to achieve EcoCampus Platinum status in June 2010.

We were also the second English University to gain ISO14001:2015 for all our campuses.

NUS Responsible Futures logo

Responsible Futures Accreditation

We achieved Responsible Futures accreditation from the NUS.

This accreditation is for our whole institution approach to social responsibility and sustainability. 

We increased our score in the July 2018 reaccreditation process.

Green Gown Finalists

Green Gown Awards 2018

We have been Green Gown finalists in a number of categories every year since 2011, Bike loan scheme winners 2014. These awards are regarded as the most prestigious recognition of best practice within the sector.

The Green Gown Awards, run by the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) recognise ‘exceptional sustainability initiatives’ being undertaken in universities and colleges across the UK.

Other awards

Green Apple Environment Awards
  • International Silver Green Apple Award winners for Environmental best practice 2018, in for two projects; A City Council, University collaboration Go Green Week in the City and Energize Worcester a project with Worcester Bosch group.
  • A Higher Education Academy Green Academy first cohort participant
  • Accredited with FairTrade status since 2008

Get in touch

Katy Boom
Director of Sustainability
Email: k.boom@worc.ac.uk