Top ten place for Kent in Green Metric league table

Wendy Raeside

The University’s green credentials have been underlined by its top ten ranking in an international Green Metric league table.

Kent has been ranked 10th in the UK and 42nd in the world in the UI (University of Indonesia) Green Metric league table, published in January 2015.

The 2014 survey collated information provided by 360 Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) from 62 countries. Results were based on performance in six main categories: green statistics, energy and climate change, waste management, water usage, transportation, and education.

Kent is ranked 42nd out of 360 HEIs from across the world with a total score of 6,620; up from 76th last year. Kent’s total score increased by 12.7% (up 745 points to 6,620, compared with 6,096 in 2012). The University scored highest in the water usage category, where it was ranked 1st in both 2014 and 2013.

The University of Kent is certified to ISO 1400, an International Standard for Environmental Management. Sustainability is one of six key messages in Kent’s Institutional Strategic Plan 2012-15 and is at the heart of everything we do.

Our annual Green Impact project offers departments across the University a practical opportunity to embed good environmental and ethical practices in their everyday work. Further information on Green Impact at Kent can be found on the Estates department webpages.

Full results from the Green Metric league table are available at: