Annual Reports

Sustainability Reports

In October 2018, UCC published its first Annual Sustainability Report, which details achievements against the University’s Sustainability Strategy. 

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education


In September 2018, UCC was awarded a Gold Star from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).  The data submitted by UCC under this transparent reporting tool can be accessed on the  STARS website.


STARS Submissions must be renewed every three years, so UCC’s next report will be due in 2021.

2020 UI GreenMetric World University Rankings

UI Green Metric An international ranking which examines sustainability practices in universities across the world, has ranked University College Cork (UCC) at ninth in the world, the only Irish university to make the top 10 of the ‘greenest universities’ in the world.

The UI GreenMetric World University Ranking was set up in 2010 and examines universities around the world and their work towards reducing their carbon footprint and helping combat climate change. The educational, research and operational activities of 912 institutions across 84 countries were examined and UCC was ranked ninth best in the world for sustainability. You can read the UI Green Metric Factfile.


Green Campus Application


Transparency is one of the core values of UCC’s Green Campus Programme.  Our sustainability activities are assessed by a number of third parties and all of the information is freely available online

The university reports annually to An Taisce on Green Campus activities and every three years a full reassessment is undertaken with an external panel of experts.

UCC’s full reassessment to An Taisce UCC-Green-Campus-Award-Renewal-2016.pdf and Annual reports to An Taisce are also available for UCC-Green-Campus-Annual-Renewal-2018.pdf