Policy and performance

We will make an outstanding contribution to supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through our research and education, our engagement with partners and our behaviour on campus and in our communities. We will place a special emphasis on environmental sustainability, supporting the City of Nottingham’s desire to be a net zero carbon city by 2028 and working with partners in China and Malaysia to improve sustainability within their regions.
University of Nottingham Strategy

As a major global organisation we recognise that we have an environmental, economic and societal impact locally, nationally and internationally. 

Increasingly our students, staff and local community partners recognise and expect the University to be a leading advocate of sustainability in its teaching, learning, research, decision-making and operations.


Sustainability strategy

The University has made significant progress in driving forward the environmental agenda over the last decade and is seen as a global leader in this arena.

The Sustainability Strategy PDF format (update published May 2016) builds upon our successes and sets out a framework for delivering a truly sustainable University, focusing on six strategic areas:

  • Student Experience
  • Education for Sustainability
  • Research for Sustainability
  • Partnership and Engagement
  • Operations for Sustainability
  • Governance and Quality Assurance




Our programmes

Our sustainability programmes are financed by the University, although we have secured external funding from Salix Finance for aspects of our Carbon Management Plan

We work with a number of organisations to measure and improve our performance, these include:


Sustainability Team

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