We have a strong embedded strategy for sustainability, incorporating social, economic and environmental principles across the University that have been in place for nearly two decades. This includes short, medium and long term objectives measured against baseline data. We seek to deliver continuous improvement of our performance and to research solutions for global problems. We innovate in our teaching and learning to equip graduates with the attributes necessary for applying sustainability principles in their civic and professional lives and we ensure that we operate a sustainable estate.
Transparency in our approach to implementing sustainability at Plymouth is important to us. Since 2007, we have participated in the People & Planet Green League, coming first twice and second no less than four times. In 2016, we decided to move to a disclosure framework that would be internationally recognised and so implemented the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework for a new challenge. GRI is an international independent organisation that provides a globally recognised framework for sustainability.