Our aim is to become a University with a reputation for outstanding performance on sustainability; a university that challenges the status quo and is renowned for its open, welcoming environment.

Our approach to sustainability is integrated with our approach to student education, research and innovation and highly professional support services.

The University recognises the importance of sustainable development and has established policies and programmes that are needed to tackle impacts at a local and global level. The University’s sustainability performance is linked to the decisions that we take as part of our community of over 40,000 staff and students. The University resources staff with a budget for sustainability and will continue to do so into the future. In order to meet our stated aims, we also have committed budget every year in the form of the Carbon Management Plan, this is £650k for the current financial year, and this is committed in our 5-year plan rising to £918k by 2022/23. For a copy of our latest Carbon Management Plan report please contact sustainability@leeds.ac.uk.


Sustainable development is managed by the Sustainability Steering Group which reports into the University Executive Group. Our aim is to help you make decisions that will help the University reduce its impact, but also to create opportunities to get involved and meet others working to improve sustainability at the University.

Take a look at the story so far….

If you would like a hard copy of the Sustainability Strategy please contact us and we can supply you with a copy which meets all of our stated sustainability credentials.