AASHE gold STARS rating
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. University College Cork has become the first institution outside of North America to achieve a gold star rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). UCC joined Princeton, Cornell and UC Berkeley in receiving the highest standard, Gold ‘Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System’ (STARS) for excellence in sustainability. For more information on this great achievement click here. The data submitted by UCC under this transparent reporting tool can be accessed on the STARS website. In 2022 UCC successfully renewed its gold STAR.
UCC's An Taisce Green Flag 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