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Championing fairness for our people and across society

Inspiring and empowering our people

People stand at the heart of our sustainability strategy.

From creating safe, inclusive and inspiring workplaces for our teams, to supporting social mobility and creating opportunities across the local communities within which we operate, we are committed to a world where everyone can belong, everyone is valued and everyone can have their voice heard. 

It is imperative that we look after our people so that they in turn can look after and support the many thousands of students living on campus every year.

Kelly Stafford, Chief HR Officer, UPP

Our social purpose pillars

Our social responsibility strategy is built around 5 pillars that together form our commitment to supporting our people, our university partners, our students and our wider communities.

1. Equality, diversity and inclusion

2. Health and wellbeing

3. Jobs and skills

4. Engaging with our community

5. UPP Foundation

How we align to the UN SDGs

Time for action: our key pledges


Invested in the UPP Foundation over the next 4 years


Front line employees trained as mental health first aiders by 2023


Paid volunteering days for all employees


Employees offered wellbeing checks


raised and matched by UPP Gives by 2025


All employees trained in mental health awareness by 2024

Environment and Net Zero

Taking a science-led approach to becoming a more sustainable business.

Good Governance

Setting standards for a responsible business

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