Policies and plans

This University is committed to the systematic incorporation of environmental concern and social responsibility into our decisions and action. To indicate our commitment to our stakeholders, identify the key issues and act as a touchstone for our actions, the University has adopted a number of key policies and strategies.

Policies and plans 
Sustainability Strategy The sustainability strategy creates a long-term vision for our shared future that encapsulates our desire to act as global leaders in environmental, social and corporate sustainability. Reviewed annually, it gives us renewed ambition, a clarity of purpose, and a guiding framework to reach our goal to become a more environmentally and socially sustainable organisation.
Climate Plan

The University's Climate Plan sets out our ambitions, principles and commitments to being net zero by 2035. With key activities already underway, the Climate Plan will help us transition to net zero at pace and with real impact.

Environmental Policy Statement 2024 The University’s environmental policy outlines the University’s sustainability objectives and provides a clear commitment to comply with relevant legislation, regulations and other requirements.
Sustainability Policy The Sustainability policy seeks to build an institutional culture of sustainability that encompasses the interconnected economic, environmental and social factors.
Climate and Ecological Crisis Joint Statement University of Liverpool, Campus Trade Unions, and Liverpool Guild of Students Joint Declaration of a Climate and Ecological Crisis.

The Sustainability Annual Report provides a review of our performance over the previous academic year, and our progress towards achieving the aims and objectives set out in our environmental policy, sustainability policy, sustainability strategy and climate plan. It is published each year retrospectively during semester three of the academic year once relevant data has been published by HESA. 

Annual Report


Sustainable Development Goals Report 2022-23 Download our Sustainable Development Goals Report 2022/23 to find out how we're tackling each of the 17 SDGs.
Sustainability Annual Report 2021/22 A retrospective look at our activities and performance for 2021/22.
Sustainability Annual Report 2020/21  A retrospective look at our activities and performance for 2020/21.
Sustainability Annual Report 2019/20 A retrospective look at our activities and performance for 2019/20.

In addition, there are a number of supporting policies, strategies and plans that you can view below. 

Supporting policies and plans
Ethical Careers Policy
Sustainable Food Policy
Procurement Policy
Travel Plan
Waste Management Policy
Biodiversity Policy
Ethical Investment Policy
Environmental Management System documents
EMS Structure
University of Liverpool ISO 14001 2015 UKAS Certificate
EMS Scoping Document

Updates to this section are made as policies and plans are developed or updated.

For full access to EMS documents please contact sustainability@liverpool.ac.uk

The PDF documents on this page from before 2018 are not fully accessible. We have made the documents from 2018 - present partially accessible but some are not fully accessible to screen reader software – you can contact us via email on accessibility@liverpool.ac.uk to ask for alternative formats.

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