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Sustainability

A responsible and sustainable business building on our values

Our Sustainability Strategy

We are creating a business that will shape a positive future for generations to come. We are committed to ambitious targets on net-zero carbon, providing exciting opportunities for students, employees and communities and leading the accommodation sectors by piloting new initiatives that, working with our partners, showcase a world-class student experience.

Our Pathway To Net Zero

At Unite Students we are committed to doing the right thing, which is why our new Sustainability Strategy, launched in 2021, includes a commitment to become net zero carbon across our operations and developments by 2030.

ENVIRONMENT, SOCIAL AND GOVERNANCE

OUR SUSTAINABILITY OBJECTIVES

Our Sustainability Strategy consists of five pillars covering environmental, social and governance issues. This page sets out the highlights in year and our focus for 2022.

This year our sustainability activities were enhanced with the formation of a Group Sustainability Committee to oversee the implementation of our Sustainability Strategy.

NET ZERO CARBON

Becoming net zero carbon for both our operations and developments by 2030

RESOURCE EFFICIENT

Reducing waste, energy and water use and helping students adopt life-long sustainable behaviours

HEALTH & WELLBEING

Enhancing the health and wellbeing of our employees and students

OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL

An environment where all can succeed, whatever their background, gender or ethnicity

RAISING STANDARDS

Raising standards across the student housing sector for governance, safety and transparency

CASE STUDY

Positive Impact

A United Nations Award winning programme supported by the NUS which targets sustainable behaviour change.