A close look at our performance in People & Planet's university league

People & Planet's university league is an award-winning environmental ranking of all the UK’s universities and is the only comprehensive and independent league table ranked by environmental and ethical performance. It is compiled annually by the UK’s largest student campaigning network, people & planet.

In 2021, the University of Liverpool jumped over 50 places to 46th place, becoming a 2.1 class University. A rise of over fifty places was not only a fantastic result for this institution but demonstrated how the University lives up to its values in setting an example for our city, region, and sector.

But, there is more work to be done and we are currently developing an action plan which will outline how we will make improvements to make 2022 the year that the University cements its credentials as a sector and regional leader in sustainability, and becomes a 1st class sustainable University.

Click on any of the sections below, for an in depth look at our performance and how we are addressing areas for improvement based on People & Planet's methodology and assessment.

People & Planet's university league 2022/23 is expected to be published in November 2022.

Policy and Strategy

Policy and Strategy

Our performance and improvements towards People & Planet's methodology for Policy and Strategy.

Environmental Auditing & Management Systems

Environmental Auditing & Management Systems

Our performance and improvements towards People & Planet's methodology for Environmental Auditing & Management Systems.

Managing Carbon

Managing Carbon

Our performance and improvements towards People & Planet's methodology for Managing Carbon.

Sustainable Food

Sustainable Food

Our performance and improvements towards People & Planet's methodology for Sustainable Food.

Ethical Investment & Banking

Ethical Investment & Banking

Our performance and improvements towards People & Planet's methodology for Ethical Investment & Banking.

Ethical Careers and Recruitment

Ethical Careers and Recruitment

Our performance and improvements towards People & Planet's methodology for Ethical Careers and Recruitment.

Staff & HR

Staff & HR

Our performance and improvements towards People & Planet's methodology for Staff & HR.

Workers' Rights

Workers' Rights

Our performance and improvements towards People & Planet's methodology for Workers' Rights.

Staff and Student Engagement

Staff and Student Engagement

Our performance and improvements towards People & Planet's methodology for Staff and Student Engagement.

Education for Sustainable Development

Education for Sustainable Development

Our performance and improvements towards People & Planet's methodology for Education for Sustainable Development.

Energy Sources

Energy Sources

Our performance and improvements towards People & Planet's methodology for Energy Sources.

Waste and Recycling

Waste and Recycling

Our performance and improvements towards People & Planet's methodology for Waste and Recycling.

Carbon Reduction

Carbon Reduction

Our performance and improvements towards People & Planet's methodology for Carbon Reduction.

Water Reduction

Water Reduction

Our performance and improvements towards People & Planet's methodology for Water Reduction.