Travel Advice provide information and advice for staff and visitors. We provide information and advice on travelling to University premises by different types of transport and University initiatives for example, greener travel.
The Open University promotes principles of sustainability, environmental and social justice in their broadest sense. We define sustainability as meeting our needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. The UN Sustainable Development Goals express sustainability in the context of social, environmental, economic, global and future wellbeing.
We acknowledge the impact of greenhouse gas emissions from our own operations, including the goods and services we procure, our travel, our estate and our finance policies. We are committed to achieving ‘net zero’ greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, through a programme of investment and measures to reduce and mitigate the adverse environmental impact of our activities.
To find out more about sustainability please look to our Sustainability at the OU page Sustainability at The Open University
For staff: These pages are for local travel information, if you are travelling internationally please go to International Travel (sharepoint.com)
Please note the Travel Plan is currently being reviewed under the Sustainability Groups and Estates.
Our policy is contained in the University Travel Plan which is central to the role of an institution in reducing traffic congestion, accidents and the environmental impacts of the transport activities of their staff, customers and visitors.