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.
Green Campus Reporting
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.
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
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.
Annual Sustainability Reports
In October 2018, UCC published its first Annual Sustainability Report, which details achievements against the University’s Sustainability Strategy. The report 2018 can be accessed here UCC-Annual-Sustainability-Report-17-18.pdf.
Our 2019 Annual Sustainability Report can be accessed here UCC-Annual-Sustainability-Report-18-19.pdf.