Operating sustainably is no longer a choice, it is essential. The vast array of interconnected issues facing our world require action, locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. And we believe that investing in sustainable operations is a win-win; it is good for the planet, our business partners, our communities, our students and our staff. It is important to us that we are delivering tangible, real-world benefits through the practical application of our strategy both in the UK and overseas.
The University is committed to remaining at the forefront of the sustainability revolution. Through research collaborations with business and government, we are focused on supporting the South West to be the UK’s hub of marine autonomy, clean maritime and offshore renewable energy. Further development is dependent on sustainable funding for the Higher Education sector. With that in place, universities will continue to pioneer approaches and provide the world with the science, skills, and talent needed to safeguard the future of the planet.
Everyone here at Plymouth is determined to find positive solutions to any problem that stands in the way of progress. We know that we can only do that by striving for excellence, facilitating creative collaborations, and seeking to work together with like-minded individuals and organisations in productive partnerships. I hope this window into our world of Sustainability Solutions inspires you to support our efforts and join us in seeking a brighter future for our planet and its people.
Judith Petts CBE