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Our Values

Our values to respect each other, build strong communities and create positive change, are at the heart of what we do

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Our teaching and research activities and our carbon reduction commitments are already well recognised as sector leading examples for supporting the challenges faced by climate change. I am therefore delighted that our investment strategies are now aligned with the University’s strategic vision of delivering transformative change.

A quote from Professor Simon Guy, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Lancaster University

Ethical Investment

Following our declaration of the climate emergency, the University has taken further steps in its commitment to sustainability by transferring all its managed investment portfolios to two new funds designed to have a positive impact on people and the planet.

Sustainability-linked financing

We have recently completed an agreement for a 5-year Sustainability Linked Revolving Credit Facility with Santander UK. Annual reports on progress will be externally verified. Our commitments are:

  • Reduce Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions
  • Increase renewable energy produced onsite or offsite
  • Increase the % of female professors
  • Increase ethnic diversity within professional services
  • Improve NSS National Assessment and Feedback ranking
Sustainability Performance Targets

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Lancaster is proud of its 2018 staff survey results, with 91% of staff stating that the University is a good place to work. The University aims to engage with Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) issues to better understand the lived experiences of our staff, students, visitors and wider university community and to understand how we are doing in creating a fairer and more inclusive University.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
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Sustainable procurement

We encourage all members of staff to read and engage with our sustainable procurement policy. Reduce Consumption by buying less. Re-use or borrow an item from another department. Where there is no alternative to buying new, consider the Environmental, Social/Ethical impacts of your purchase by assessing the sustainability impact.

Sustainable Procurement