The eighth Sustainable Development Goal is to promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

2021 progress report

Cranfield seeks to make sure it has relevant and up-to-date procedures and regulations that are legally compliant as well as representing the University's interests and our stakeholders.

Evidence of activity in support of this goal includes our employment policies and practices for the living wage, discrimination, modern slavery, gender equality and union presence. These policies can be found on our policies, regulations and information compliance page.

Following our pledge in 2021 to become an accredited Real Living Wage Employer, our application was approved in 2022. We have demonstrated our commitment by making changes to our lowest level salary scales and other related pay rates in April 2022, meaning we are voluntarily paying a wage rate above the legal Minimum or National Minimum Wage to colleagues this applies to. This is one of many initiatives underway to ensure that we are seen as an attractive employer and one who is committed to fair reward and recognition.