Sustainability Annual Report
Our 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.
Our Governance structure allows us to positively influence environmental, social and economic development through our governance practices.
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.
We are classed as leading the way on committing to and delivering ambitious carbon reduction targets to tackle the climate emergency by SOS-UK, a student-led education charity focusing on sustainability.
The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings
We are ranked 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. The THE Impact Rankings is a global performance table that assess universities against the UN SDGs.
Higher Education Statistics Agency
Environmental information for UK higher education providers is collected as part of the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) Estates management record.
Sustainable Development Goals
The UN Sustainable Development Goals provide meaningful Key Performance Indicators and targets related to each of the SDGs.
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.