We value the importance of gaining a broad representation of views on sustainable issues from internal and external stakeholders. This means we work closely with staff, students, external suppliers and local and national environmental organisations. 


We keep on track by sharing best practice and ideas through a range of internal and external stakeholders. Find out more below.

The Sustainability Steering Group (SSG) sits each term.  It oversees the University’s Environmental Sustainability Policy.

SSG makes recommendations to the Buildings and Estates Sub-Committee, Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council  on the development of the University's Environmental Sustainability Policy and the targets it should adopt within each of the policy areas. 

The Sustainability Steering Group consists of:

(a) the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Planning and Resources) who shall chair the group
(b) a nominee of the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division with appropriate expertise, agreed with the Conference of Colleges
(c) a nominee of the Social Sciences Division with appropriate expertise, agreed with the Conference of Colleges
(d) a nominee of the Conference of Colleges, with appropriate expertise
(e) the Chairman of the Buildings and Estates Sub-Committee
(f) the Director of Estates
(g) the Operations Director of Estates Services
(h) a student, appointed by the OUSU Executive from among their own number or from the membership of the OUSU Ethics and Environment Committee.

Oxford Student Union sits on the Sustainability Steering Group (SSG) and provides input to all strategies and policies. In addition, the representative provides a termly update to the SSG.

Student Advisory Panel

The Environmental Sustainability team is completing the Terms of Reference for the formation of a student advisory panel to support the development and consultation on the environmental sustainability work of the University.

Leadership of the Environmental Management System includes the Sustainability Steering Group and the Registrar, the University’s senior administrator.

The team is accredited to Customer Service Excellence, an externally assessed, government-led, national accreditation scheme. Read more here about our approach to customer service.



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