University Funding

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Dear Royal Veterinary College,

I'm writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act (2000) to ask that you please disclose to me the level of fossil fuel funding the university has received covering the whole of the previous calendar year (so academic years 21 / 22 and also all of 22 / 23 - going into 2023 and future agreements) from the following companies please.

The companies I'm looking for are all oil, gas, and coal companies, if you split by sector and are able to provide more, that would be greatly appreciated.

This would include grants, research agreements, gifts, sponsorship, hospitality, and donations from the following companies please:

BP, Shell, Total, Equinor (Statoil), Eni, Chevron, Exxon (ExxonMobil), ConocoPhilip (Conoco), BHP Group, Enbridge, Chesapeake Energy, Petrofac, Kellas Midstream, Kuwait Petroleum, OEUK, Dong Energy, Cheniere, Premtech, Aker BP, Glencore, Petronas, Saudi Aramco, Petro-Canada, E&P, OMV, Inpex, Ithaca Energy, Enquest, Woodside, Chrysaor, China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation (SINOPEC), Hewett Petroleum, Institute of Gas and technology, Balmoral Offshore, Airpac Bukom, Abbot Group, Capricorn Energy, Enterprise Oil, Melrose Resources, Rovotics, Senergy, Scottish Power, Trident, Zenocean, Schlumberger, Stena Drilling, Anglo-American, Tokyo Gas.

I'd also like the same for direct investments or shared investments in fossil fuel companies please, if both direct and shared (as in pooled funds) is too much to ask, then just direct investments will be fine.

A simple spreadsheet format will be fine for the purposes of this request.

Yours faithfully,

Max Colbert

FOI, Royal Veterinary College

Dear Max Colbert,

Thank you for your request for information dated 09/08/2023 (reference 1463). Your request is being dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and will be answered within 20 working days.

You can find out more about Freedom of information at The RVC, and view our Publication Scheme here. For further information about FOI please visit the Information Commissioner’s office here.

Yours sincerely

FOI Officer

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FOI, Royal Veterinary College

Dear Max Colbert,


Having conducted a search of the RVC’s records, we can confirm that it
does not hold information relevant to your request.


Our answer: The RVC have no connection to the listed suppliers.



The RVC is satisfied that in making this response, it has complied with
the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act. If, for any reason,
you are not satisfied with this response, you should request an internal
review by writing within 40 working days of receiving this response to The
Chief Operating Officer and Secretary to the Council, Royal Veterinary
College, Hawkshead Lane, North Mymms, Hatfield, AL9 7TA ( Email:
[email address] ), who will ensure that this is dealt with
accordingly. There is no charge for such a request. Should you still be
dissatisfied with the outcome, you have the right to make a complaint via
the Information Commissioner, pursuant to Section 50 of the Freedom of
Information Act, via The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe
House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF [Tel: 0303 123 1113].


Yours sincerely,


FOI Officer


The Royal Veterinary College


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