Our environmental and sustainability commitment

The University for the Creative Arts is committed to safeguarding a liveable climate for all. It declares that it has no direct investments in companies involved in the carbon energy industry, including those involved in extracting fossil fuels, and commits to ensuring that adverse climate impact will be avoided in any future corporate investments it may make.

We have students studying with us from across the world, many of whom come from communities who are already feeling the effects of climate change. We want to help protect the environment for all our students and their communities – past, current and future.

We understand that many UK Higher Education Institutions have similarly committed to divest or avoid such investments in some way and we hope that many more of our fellow educational institutions will join us and add their voice to this movement.

UCA continues to be committed to managing carbon emissions from our own operations. Since 2005, we have reduced our absolute carbon emissions from energy consumption by 44%. We are ranked in the University Carbon League Tables (BriteGreen, 2016) in 26th place out of 127 English Universities in terms of percentage reduction in absolute carbon emissions in 2014/15 compared to 2005. For further information on sustainability, visit our environment and sustainability at UCA page.