Sustainability Strategy

The Parkinson Building

Our current Sustainability Strategy for the University of Leeds is a strategy of real action, which leads to positive change.

If you would like a copy of our strategy in an accessible format please contact us:

The University Sustainability Strategy is embedded within and forms a key delivery mechanism for the new 2020-2030 University Strategy: Universal Values, Global Change
The need for a comprehensive, ambitious and inclusive sustainability strategy has never been so important, particularly given the uncertainties of the external world including climate change, Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are currently drafting the next iteration of the University’s sustainability strategy.

Be the first to read the new strategy by signing up to our Sustainability Newsletter.

We want to know what you think

We want our revised strategy to be inclusive and relevant to everyone. Your thoughts and ideas are important, so if you would like to contribute your thoughts, we’d love to hear from you:

Annual Sustainability reporting

We regularly measure our progress and achievements against our strategy and each year we produce our annual sustainability report. This shows a snapshot of the work we are doing across our operations, research, teaching and outreach to advance Sustainability at the University and beyond.

Alongside our performance data, we highlight some of the research, projects and successes that have taken place over the years, showcasing the incredible variety and scale of what we do.

Throughout our reports, we also identify how our actions are contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – a set of 17 goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This global focus is intrinsic to our sustainability efforts as we understand how we can have an impact on a local, regional, national and international scale.

View our most recent reports.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

We use the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework to guide our activity. Our work as the Sustainability Service is linked to all of the SDGs.

Find out more about our impact on the SDGs.