Our Commitment to Sustainability

Sparsholt College Group is committed to promoting sustainability in order to protect and enhance our environment for future generations to enjoy. We pledge to:

  • Reach net zero carbon emissions for Scope 1 and 2 by 2030
  • Undertake significant work to understand and reduce Scope 3 emissions by 2030, and develop an action plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040
  • Integrate sustainability considerations into all organisational decisions
  • Ensure that our staff and students have the opportunity to undertake education for sustainable development


  • The UN Sustainable Development Goals are a call for action by all countries – poor, rich and middle-income – to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection.

    The 17 Goals Sparsholt College Group pledges to work towards are:

    • No poverty
    • Zero hunger
    • Good health and wellbeing
    • Quality education
    • Gender equality
    • Clean water and sanitation
    • Affordable and clean energy
    • Decent work and economic growth
    • Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    • Reduced Inequalities
    • Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Responsible consumption and production
    • Climate Action
    • Life below water
    • Life on land
    • Peace, justice and strong institutions
    • Partnerships for the goals

  • The Sparsholt College Green Group is an initiative made up of members of staff and students across all four arms of the Sparsholt College Group. The group meets on a regular basis to record sustainability actions across the College Group.

    2021/22 Members Include:

    Strategic Leadership Team (SLT): Julie Milburn, Suzanne Grant, Nathan Heslop, Ben Stokes, Mark Treagust, Darren Mernagh  

    Health & Safety Officer – Darren Carrig 

    Director of Estates – James Payne

    Marketing representative – Jaeson Middleton

    Managers representative (Andover) – Helen Perry

    Managers representative (Sparsholt)– Jamie Cryer 

    Staff representative (Andover) – Suzanne Lovett

    Staff representative (Sparsholt) – Nicola Edwards 

    FE Students representative (Andover) – TBC

    FE Students representative (Sparsholt) – TBC

    HE students representative – TBC

    Aramark/contractors representative – Jess Mace