2024 SDG Accord Reporting

The 2024 reporting for SDG accord signatories is now live. The deadline for reporting and submitting your case study is Monday 24th June 2024 (23:59 UTC).

1) Reporting (mandatory) 

  • All institutional signatories must submit their report using the online form – if you are not sure if you are an institutional signatory please search for your organisations name on the institutional signatories list on the website or contact
  • One person is to complete this report on behalf of the institution. They should have the authority to report on behalf of their institution.
  • Please submit your answers in English.
  • Please ensure focus your answers on the last 12 months unless the question specifies otherwise (e.g. question 17 & 18).
  • The online form cannot save partial responses so please ensure that you have all of your answers ready before submitting a survey. You can access a copy of this year’s report on the website to prepare your answers in advance - please scroll to the bottom of this page and find 'Copy of 2024 report survey' listed under downloads. This report will then take about 10 minutes to complete.
  • If you would like to download a copy of your report you can do this on the final page after you have clicked 'submit'.
  • Your individual response is fully confidential. Examples of best practice will be championed in the 2024 results with permission from the signatory. We encourage signatories to publicly report their own data to increase transparency however this decision is up to each institution.
  • EAUC will collate reporting information from all SDG accord signatories and use it to produce a global picture of the education sector’s contribution to the SDGs. We share this with international networks and partners. Your institution name will be included as a reporting signatory. The results will be made available publicly in Autumn 2024. This year we have added a section to gather your feedback on how we best share and collate the results.
  • Additional Note for Sustainability Leadership Scorecard users (mainly UK & Ireland) - Some signatories with existing access to the Sustainability Leadership Scorecard (SLS), may want to use data from their SLS report to help with Questions 13 and 14 of the SDG accord report. This is optional and only recommended for institutions with existing access (mainly UK & Ireland EAUC members) and good quality data on the platform. You can download further guidance at the bottom of this webpage. 

2) Case study (optional)

  • We ask SDG accord signatories to provide one case study showcasing your achievements in embedding the SDGs. To download the template, scroll to the bottom of this page and click on '2024 case study template' listed under downloads. This is your opportunity to tell others how the SDGs are being integrated in your community and to celebrate successes and learnings. You could talk about an example of a specific project or initiative that you feel is a good example of effective sustainability practice or summarise your activities for one specific SDG. Please highlight in particular what you have achieved in the previous 12 months.
  • Please submit case studies in English.
  • Please email your case study to You will receive a reply confirming we have received your email within 5 working days. 
  • All case studies will be shared with other signatories and published on our website.


Previous years reports 

2023 SDG Accord Reporting

The 2023 SDG Accord Progress Report was launched at the UN High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development on 17th July. You can access the full report via the Sustainability Exchange here or via the EAUC here.

2022 SDG Accord Reporting

The 2022 SDG Accord Report is available here.

The 2022 Report was presented at the HESI+10 Global Forum, as part of the UN High Level Political Forum (HLPF), on Wednesday 6th July 2022, contributing to the in-depth review of the SDGs and raising the profile of the university and college sector in this space.

This Reporting was open from 29th March to 6th May 2022, thus is now closed for 2022. You can view the reporting requirements and share with colleagues to collate your responses here.

2021 SDG Accord Report

The SDG Accord Report 2021 is available here.

The recording of the Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI) Special Event, Driving collective action for the SDGs: The role of further education, Building a sustainable and resilient recovery, shows the findings of the 2021 SDG Accord Reporting presented. Available here.

2020 SDG Accord Report

You can now read the 2020 SDG Accord report: Progress towards the Global Goals in the HE and FE Sector. The findings show that awareness of the SDGs in universities and colleges across the world is steadily increasing. From the institutional signatories of the Accord, 83 institutions reported on their progress on the SDGs over the 2019-2020 academic year. This is an increase of 63% on the number that submitted reporting in 2019 and is reflective of the sector's growth with this agenda.

Here is a resource that outlines what SDG contributions might look like in your institution: click here.

2019 SDG Accord report

You can now read the 2019 SDG Accord report 'Progress towards the Global Goals in the University and College sector' here. This was delivered at the UN High Level Political Forum on Wednesday, 10th July 2019 at the Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI) event. This is not delivered annually to the HLPF as an officially recognised mechanism of HESI.

A full communications kit is available here.

2018 SDG Accord report

The first SDG Accord report was delivered to the UN High Level Political Forum in July 2018. This was received well, with one of the recommendations to the UN immediately agreed upon by them. That recommendations was for the SDG Accord to be an officially recognised tool of The Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI*).

*HESI is a partnership between United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, UNESCO, United Nations Environment, UN Global Compact’s Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative, United Nations University (UNU), UN-HABITAT, UNCTAD and UNITAR.

Read the report here. There is also a communications toolkit to support the report.

*The Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI), a partnership between United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, UNESCO, United Nations Environment, UN Global Compact’s Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative, United Nations University (UNU), UN-HABITAT, UNCTAD and UNITAR.