Sustainability initiatives

Energy

  • The College’s electricity provision is 100% renewable, supplied by Haven Power, using biomass from compressed wood pellets produced from sustainably managed working forests – the method reduces carbon emissions by up 80% compared to burning coal. See: https://www.havenpower.com/renewable/
  • The College has installed solar panels on the roofs of Gresham Court and Fenners.
  • The College is committed to making its older buildings more energy efficient. In the latest renovation of Margaret Wileman Building (built in 1895), measures such as draft proofing windows have been taken.

Waste

  • College contracts professional waste disposal company, Mick George, which has a zero-to-landfill policy. Their recycling facility sorts and segregates mixed recycling with up to 100% recycling rates available.

Catering

  • The College catering team is dedicated to reducing plastic waste, plastic containers are being phased out and will be replaced with 100% compostable alternatives.
  • The catering team is committed to sourcing food sustainably, at least 80% of fish is MCS certified sustainable.

Investments

  • College’s investments are mostly managed by Cazenove, part of Schroders Group, which was recognised by NGO ShareAction as the number one European fund manager for responsible investment performance and transparency.