At the University of Leeds, we are passionately committed to doing everything we can to benefit people and the planet, and we take our role in delivering sustainable events seriously.
In support of the University’s Climate Plan, we undertake and actively encourage an environmentally friendly approach to delivering events. Every aspect of the design and planning process is carefully considered, and we always seek to find sustainable solutions that minimise our impact on the climate wherever possible.
Under the travel and hospitality sector’s global Green Tourism scheme, we are proud to have been awarded Gold standard for several of our venues.
Here are some examples of how we are taking action to build a more sustainable future:
- We have committed to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and are investing more than £150 million over the next decade to help us achieve this
- Alongside our partners, we developed Gair Wood – one of the North of England’s most significant woodland creation projects, to increase biodiversity in the region. Around 15 hectares of grassland on the site will be planted with new trees to capture carbon
- Our in-house catering service focuses on ethical and sustainable procurement. The majority of our fresh ingredients are sourced from local suppliers and we support Fairtrade
- We are invested in continuous improvement and are striving to achieve Green Tourism accreditation across our full portfolio of event spaces
- We only work with suppliers who uphold our own high standards of sustainable policy and practice in events management
- We adopt the reduce, reuse, recycle method to minimise any waste generated by events held on our campus