Petroc is Devon’s leading college, providing a range of courses including apprenticeships, higher education, part time and adult evening classes across three sites. As climate change climbs the global agenda, Petroc has embraced sustainable change on its campuses.
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Absolute carbon reduction

Reporting Boundary: Barnstaple main campus, Brannams campus and Tiverton campus

Emission sources: Electricity, T&D losses, natural gas, fleet and business travel, waste, water and paper

Reporting Period: 01 Apr 2020 – 31 Mar 2021


Carbon reduction per employee


Total carbon footprint

853.2 tCO₂e

Total carbon footprint per employee

1.6 tCO₂e


FTE employees

We engage our employees and wider stakeholders to unlock their talent and knowledge to drive year on year progress in sustainability.



UN Sustainable Development Goals

We recognise that transparent communication is essential for transformational change and we quantifiably contribute to 9 SDG’s.


Certification story

As climate change climbs the global agenda, Petroc has embraced sustainable change on its campuses through Planet Mark certification. Petroc is promoting initiatives, which lay the foundation for a sustainable future. In this crucial Decade of Action, the college wants to ensure that it is a force for good: positively transforming society and the planet by measuring our own impact on the environment.

Through Planet Mark Petroc has protected an area of endangered rainforest thanks to Cool Earth; a charity working alongside rainforest communities to halt deforestation.

Through its certification to Planet Mark, the college is also helping the Eden Project – an educational charity building connections with each other and the living world, exploring how it can work together towards a better future.

Petroc is continually striving to improve all areas of sustainability at our campuses, including recycling and waste, travel, energy use and procurement, and we actively encourage all staff and students to join us to help protect the environment and preserve resources. Over the next year, Petroc will continue to work towards reducing its carbon emissions and sharing its journey with its community to inspire others.

Future targets

Reduce carbon footprint by 5% annually

As part of the Planet Mark certification, Petroc has committed to making a year-on-year reduction.

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