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Our Sustainability

A pioneering, sector-leading approach to global sustainability

We are committed to continuing our progress to make our activities more sustainable in support of achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Read more about what we're currently doing and how you can get involved.

Sustainability progress
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Our approach

We are using our global reach and innovation in teaching, research and enterprise to make a significant impact towards the attainment of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) while making commitments to become more sustainable as an institution and global community. Learn more about our approach to sustainability

We are embedding sustainability in the development of our policy and strategy as we strengthen and expand our sustainability commitments.

The Future Starts with Heriot-Watt University

Find out about the development of our Net Zero Community and how you can get involved.

Latest news

Read about our progress in addressing global challenges.

Achieving sustainability requires broad community action - WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU.