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Environmental sustainability and biodiversity

Information on SFC’s environmental sustainability activities can be found within our Annual Report and Accounts.

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Our Environmental sustainability report describes SFC’s performance and activities under the following headings:


  • Environmental performance data.
  • Energy.
  • Information technology.
  • Waste.
  • Water.
  • Travel.
  • Support for colleges and universities.

The Nature Conservation (Scotland) Act 2004 (as amended by the Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Act 2011) requires public bodies to report at least every three years on the actions which they have taken to meet their biodiversity duty. The Scottish Government’s Guidance for biodiversity duty reporting notes that bodies which do not own land and which do not have management of biodiversity as one of their main functions will probably encompass biodiversity activities within their wider environmental sustainability efforts. The Scottish Funding Council meets its reporting requirements by including an Environmental sustainability report within its Annual Report and Accounts.