SUMS offers sustainability consulting services expressly designed for the higher education and further education sectors. Any module can be tailored to your specific needs. Our sustainability services are delivered in partnership with EAUC, the sustainability champion for universities and colleges in the UK.

Any module can be tailored to your specific needs.

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Sustainability in Higher Education

Sustainability has wide-reaching implications for the higher education and further education sectors, touching all aspects of their operations and being a key interface between them and the wider world. Our sustainability services focus initially on supporting institutions towards achieving net zero carbon emissions. Over time we intend to expand our offer into other key areas of sustainability.

Your Path to Net Zero

The modules included in this category are designed to support your institution in understanding, modelling and planning your track to net zero.

  • Net zero plan (scopes 1 & 2)
  • Net zero plan (scope 3)
  • Using your estate more sustainably
  • Capital plans stocktake
  • Reducing your business travel emissions
  • Getting on top of your emissions data
  • Making sense of offsetting

Building Sustainability at your Institution

The following modules will help to truly embed sustainability at your institution.

  • Sustainability: Strategy to reality
  • Governance for sustainability
  • Full climate risks assessment
  • Full climate opportunities assessment

Our Team of Experts

We combine our consulting expertise with specialist subject matter knowledge through a strategic partnership with EAUC, the Alliance for Sustainability Leadership in Education. To discuss opportunities for your organisation, please contact SUMS Consultant Dr Thomas Owen-Smith.

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