Reporting and performance

As part of the University’s commitment to embedding sustainability into every aspect of its operations, we are committed to reporting our environmental performance and measuring the effect of what we do, to gauge the success of our environmental strategies. Our performance is monitored internally through our Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and also through external bodies.

  • The University is ranked joint 1st in the world in the The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings for 2022 for SDG 17 Partnerships for the Goals. Overall, we are ranked in the top 100 institutions worldwide, 19th in the UK and 8th in the Russell Group.
  • Since 2020, we have risen over 50 paces in People & Planet's 2021 University League from a 3rd class to 2:1 class sustainable university
  • We are classed as 'leading the way' on committing to and delivering ambitious carbon reduction targets to tackle the climate emergency by SOS-UK

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Times Higher Education (THE) measuring universities’ contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals

Times Higher Education is the world’s first university impact ranking. The initiative documents evidence of higher education impact – is designed to capture unique new insights on universities’ work towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Universities contribute a huge amount to society, and this data can offer a new perspective on how they’re addressing some of the most pressing global issues.



Our Governance structure allows us to positively influence environmental, social and economic development through our governance practices.

Environmental Management System

Environmental Management System

Our EMS ensures the University complies with relevant environmental legislation and continually reduces its environmental impacts and improves environmental performance.

People & Planet University League

We are a 2:1 class sustainable university in People & Planet's University League, a comprehensive and independent league table of UK universities ranked by environmental and ethical performance.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals

The UN Sustainable Development Goals provide meaningful Key Performance Indicators and targets related to each of the SDGs.

Targets, KPIs & Performance Data

KPIs & Performance Data

Our performance is monitored internally through our Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and through external bodies, and our environmental performance data is published annually.