We take our sustainability responsibilities extremely seriously and have achieved high recognition as a result.

Sustainability Awards 


The Times Higher Education Impact League

  • Inaugural participant.
  • Ranked 33rd in the World.
  • Joint 4th for Gender Equality.
  • 17th for Responsible Consumption and Production.  



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International Green Gown Finalists

We are finalists in the International Green Gown Awards 2020, Sustainability Institution of the Year.  The ceremony to announce the winner is likely to take place in New York, USA, as part of the High Level Political Forum.   



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Green Gown Winner

We have won the Green Gown Award 2019, Sustainability Institution of the Year.  We were also highly commended for the Art House in the Campus of the Future category.

The Green Gown Awards, run by the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) recognise ‘exceptional sustainability initiatives’ in universities and colleges across the UK.



Sustainability Ranking

People & Planet University League

We have been ranked 5th out of 154 in the UK’s greenest universities in the 2019 People & Planet University League.




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EcoCampus Platinum

We were the first English University to achieve EcoCampus Platinum status in June 2010.

We were also the second English University to gain ISO14001:2015 for all our campuses. 



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Responsible Futures Accreditation

We achieved Responsible Futures accreditation from the NUS.

This accreditation is for our whole institution approach to social responsibility and sustainability. 

We increased our score in the July 2018 reaccreditation process. 



Other awards

  • International Green Apple Award winners for two projects: Gold for Woo Bikes and Silver for Benchmarking Universities.
  • A Higher Education Academy Green Academy first cohort participant
  • Accredited with Fairtrade status since 2008



Get in touch

Katy Boom
Director of Sustainability
Email: k.boom@worc.ac.uk