Sustainability at Sheffield
We use our power as a research-led university to tackle interlinked social, environmental and economic challenges through ambitious, interdisciplinary thinking. By researching areas such as food, energy, poverty and urban development, and through our operations and the values we instill in our graduates, we're finding new and innovative ways to contribute to a more sustainable world.
Sustainable development is not a destination; it's an ongoing process that requires us to continually review our practices and reassess our assumptions. By viewing these challenges holistically and acknowledging that our decisions will require trade-offs and compromises, we can develop and implement positive and pragmatic solutions within our University and across wider society.
Our sustainability strategy will be published at the beginning of the 2018/19 academic year. It will include metrics and targets based around the UN's Sustainable Development Goals so that we can measure and challenge our performance while ensuring accountability and transparency. Through the strategy, we'll embed good sustainable practice at every level of the University and empower our staff and students to work together to bring about positive change both locally and globally.