Food is considered a “nexus” SDG, in that improvements in food production and provision would have significant knock on effect to all other SDGs. In addition a considerable number of sustainable food initiatives have been developed and promoted from within UCC, which positively impact both the University population and the wider community e.g. the Cork Food Policy Council, and the developments towards sustainable food provision on campus by the current main on-site catering contractor, KSG
The health and wellbeing of our staff and students are fundamental to achieving UCC’s mission. The University has been awarded formal recognition by the HSE South for its efforts in Health Promotion and Improvement, under the umbrella of the UCC Health Matters initiative. UCC is guided by the Okanagan Charter (the International Charter for Health Promoting Universities and Colleges) in this regard.