Sustainability report

Our annual sustainability report outlines our aims, impact and emissions for 2022/23.

As a sector body, we work for the benefit of our members and customers to make a positive global impact across education and research. While our charitable objects are primarily in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals of quality education (SDG 4) and industry, innovation and infrastructure (SDG 9), our operations touch on many more including:

  • Climate action (SDG 13)
  • Partnerships for the goals (SDG 17)
  • Good health and wellbeing (SDG 3)
  • Gender equality (SDG 5)
  • Decent work and economic growth (SDG 8)
  • Reduced inequalities (SDG 10)
  • Responsible production and consumption (SDG 12)

Our sustainability impact at a glance

  • Net zero roadmap to 2040 approved
  • 29% of staff taking a volunteering day (321 days across the organisation)
  • Less than 1% domestic and electronic waste sent to landfill from our offices
  • Over 370 pieces of IT kit recycled
  • 58,856 kWh of solar energy generated in Portwall Lane (since November 2019)
  • New electric car scheme
  • Living wage employer
  • 50% of our senior leaders+ are women

"We recognise that there is a global climate emergency and that we have a responsibility to understand and address our own contribution through transformative change.

"This year we have chosen to move towards taking a more holistic view of sustainability; one that encompasses our member facing activity, climate action, wellbeing, diversity and inclusion, governance and ethics. We know that sustainability is a journey that requires significant cultural change. To achieve this, we’re currently developing sustainability as a business wide programme that will enable us to embed sustainability effectively across our span of services and operations.

"Our new annual sustainability report brings together all the work we’ve been doing into one coherent report."
Heidi Fraser-Krauss, chief executive officer, Jisc

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