Our vision is to be a sustainable, socially responsible and pioneering University on a local, national and global scale.

Our Corporate Social Responsibility Framework details how we will deliver this vision and incorporates three key themes.

Leadership

We celebrate equality and diversity, cherish culture, embrace difference and individuality and promote well-being. We will continue to create a rich, dynamic, and inspirational University based on world-leading research, absorbing teaching, and enterprising education.

Community

The most powerful platform for change is partnership, and at Westminster we’re proud to work together with communities at a local, national and global level. We collaborate with partners, our suppliers and external stakeholders in business, industry and the professions in ways that are both socially responsible and mutually beneficial for students, staff and the University.

Westminster has a proud heritage of providing education for all; with students from more than 150 different countries we have one of the largest international student bodies in the UK. Against this backdrop of diversity and internationalism we are determined to inspire the next generation of global citizens, professional leaders, and lifelong learners, who will take the ethos of ‘change for good’ with them onto the world stage.

Read more about our Student Volunteer Programme.

Environment

At the University of Westminster, we are addressing the everyday issues of environmental sustainability by understanding our impacts and measuring our results. The University’s Environmental Policy outlines our commitment to continual improvement in our environmental performance in compliance with legal requirements. Our Action Plan details how we will achieve this and outlines the required resources. Also, the University of Westminster is committed to supporting the Sustainability Agenda and ensuring the budget is maintained throughout the academic year 2016/17.

We have been making great strides towards reducing the environmental impact of campus operations and activities. From incorporating sustainability into procurement to supporting staff and student led projects, sustainable practices and policies are building up across the University.

As a student or as a member of staff you can also support the University’s sustainability performance. Do you have a great idea that could assist us to save energy, reuse more waste, build more biologically diverse habitats, incorporate sustainable travel options or reduce other sustainability impacts? The Sustainability Team is open to receive ideas that conform with the Sustainability Key Performance Indicators and sponsor sustainability projects.

One of the core key performance indicators used within the university is the Carbon Footprint Report, which is measured on a regular basis.

The Environmental Sustainability agenda is reaching out to an evolving culture and striving to meet the demands of today. After a rigorous analysis of environmental impacts and business risks from the ever-changing environment we live in, the University has committed to developing an Environmental Management System (EMS) in line with ISO 14001.

Through this systematic approach, the University can remain compliant with applicable environmental legislation and better manage its environmental impacts.