Strategy and performance

To ensure we are delivering our sustainability goals we have robust governance in place, regularly measure our performance, and publish reports on our progress.

Supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. In January 2020 the University formalised its commitment to the UN SDGs by signing the global higher education sector’s SDG Accord in partnership with the Liverpool Guild of Students. In signing the SDG Accord, the University has pledged to put the SDGs at the heart of all of its activities.

Discover how we are supporting each of the UN SDGs

Sustainability strategy AN Environmental Science stand at a recruitment fair

Sustainability strategy

Our strategic commitment to sustainability.

Policies and plans University of Liverpool skyline at night

Policies and plans

Our key sustainability policies and plans.

Reporting and performance A group of students in white lab coats having a discussion in a lab

Reporting and performance

Charting our progress and performance.

Governance University of Liverpool building in the sunshine


A robust governance structure to embed sustainability into culture and practice.

Environmental Management System A scientist using a machine in the lab

Environmental Management System (EMS)

Measuring and quantifying our environmental impacts.

Climate Plan The sustainable energy centre at University of Liverpool

Climate plan

Our Climate Plan sets out our ambitions, principles and commitments to being net zero by 2035.