Only a quarter of UK Universities are on track to meet their carbon reduction targets by 2020

Only a quarter of UK Universities are on track to meet their carbon reduction targets by 2020

The results of the 2016 People and Planet survey show that 75% of Universities in the UK are behind on their targets to reduce their carbon footprint by 2020.

The study has ranked 150 UK Universities and Colleges in a league table based on their findings about many topics such as the environmental policies, worker’s rights, waste & recycling as well their carbon management and reduction.

Sustainability is a huge concern for all businesses, with the Higher Education sector being no different. An eShare study for last year’s World Paper Free Day highlighted that 47% of people surveyed said that there was a lack of management initiatives to move away from paper in their organisation.

Moving to a paperless solution is not only better for the environment, but also saves time, improves security and crucially, saves money. The cost savings of moving to a paperless solution can be found here in another study that eShare conducted.

To find out where your University ranks, you can view the results of the survey here, and to find out more about our paperless solutions and how they can help your organisation, please contact us.

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