Environment and Sustainability

As a University with a strong focus and awareness of our impact on the local, national and global environment, we are particularly conscious of our responsibilities.

At the University of Derby, we are passionate about embedding sustainability into everything that we do. We aim to bring environmental sustainability into all aspects of the University, including teaching, research and operational activities. The University is an integral part of the local community and we have the ability to have a strong influence on environmental issues.

You can read about our commitments on our dedicated environmental policy webpage. 

 Environmental Policy

Sustainability Facts for Derby 2022/23

icon150 trees planted
icon6 buildings with solar panels
icon500m2 + of wildflower areas
icon0% of waste is sent to landfill
icon25 fleet vehicles have been switched from diesel to electric
icon22% reduction in carbon emissions since 2005
Hedgehog amongst grass

Hedgehog Friendly Campus Derby Group

The Hedgehog Friendly Campus Team officially started in April 2020 with a mix of both students and staff that are passionate about hedgehogs. Together we strive to make our campuses a safer environment for hedgehogs.

Learn more about the Hedgehog Friendly Campus Derby GroupLearn more about the Hedgehog Friendly Campus Derby Group