Glasgow Caledonian named Scotland's most sustainable university

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) has been rated first in Scotland in the People & Planet University League 2019 for its environmental and ethical performance.

The University is the only institution in Scotland to be rated ‘first class’. It climbed 18 places from last year’s rankings to be placed 23rd out of 154 universities in the UK.

People & Planet is the UK’s largest student campaigning network. Its annual University League is the only league table that ranks UK universities on their environmental and social justice performance.

The rating is based on scores in 13 categories, including carbon reduction, energy resources, waste and recycling, sustainable food, workers’ rights, ethical investment and water reduction. The criteria is scored using data collected and made public by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) and other external agencies, as well as from information available on universities’ websites.

Source: Glasgow Caledonian University