People & Planet

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.

The University is currently ranked ranking 47th in the UK, 10th amongst Russell Group universities and 5th in the North West region and recognised with a 2:1 Class award in the 2022 People & Planet University League. The University of Liverpool's full scorecard results can be found here.

People & Planet's methodology covers the following areas:

  • Policy and Strategy
  • Environmental Auditing & Management Systems
  • Managing Carbon
  • Sustainable Food
  • Ethical Investment & Banking
  • Ethical Careers and Recruitment
  • Staff & HR
  • Workers' Rights
  • Staff and Student Engagement
  • Education for Sustainable Development
  • Energy Sources
  • Waste and Recycling
  • Carbon Reduction
  • Water Reduction

The results of the People & Planet University league are based on the time period between July and August 2022. The University has made significant progress since then which can help boost scores next year, including the recent launch of the Climate Plan, the recruitment of six new dedicated sustainability staff including a Circular Economy Manager and Waste and Recycling Officer and an updated Environmental Policy. The results will be used to identify further areas for improvement. In the meantime, click below to see how we are currently performing against People & Planet's criteria for 2023. 

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