Edinburgh Napier University has been named as the
top university in Scotland for environmental sustainability and ethics for the
second consecutive year, according to the 2022 People and PlanetUniversity League.
People and Planet is the only independent league
table of UK universities which focuses on environmental and ethical performance
and ranks universities across a number of credentials, including carbon
reduction, energy sources, waste and recycling, and workers' rights.
Edinburgh Napier achieved a 2:1 ranking and topped
the league in Scotland while receiving an overall UK ranking of 37th, up 6 places
from last year.
The University scored particularly highly for
Education for Sustainable Development and saw its biggest increases in score within
Workers’ Rights, highlighting recognition of ongoing collective work within these
Jamie Pearson, Environmental Sustainability Manager
at Edinburgh Napier, said:
“We are incredibly proud of the work and leadership of
our community that has been recognised within the 2022 University League audit.
An array of students, staff and partners have led and enabled key areas of
improvement in our work, including the development of new academic modules, the
publication of an updated Ethical Investment Policy and gaining Living Wage
Scotland accreditation. We will continue our environmental sustainability
journey at Edinburgh Napier to meet the significant commitments embedded within
our University Strategy”