Our Plans and Policies – Download Hub

Embedding sustainability within University practices and programmes requires plans and policies to guide decision making and delivery. ​

Our ambitions, set out in the Sustainability pillar of our Strategic Framework 2030 demonstrated that sustainability isn’t an added extra: it is fundamental to everything that we do. I am excited to be leading this pillar, bringing together the strength of our research, educating the next generation of problem solvers, and striving to always be a more responsible business.

Professor David Hannah, Director of Birmingham Institute for Sustainability and Climate Action

Our Sustainability and Social Responsibility ambitions are set out in our Roadmap to 2025/26. The Roadmap identifies our impact areas we will be developing as we continue to deliver the Birmingham 2026 vision.​

The Roadmap to 2025/26 builds on the significant work delivered to date:​

  • Global impact through our SDG Research. In 2019 >30% publications dealt with SDG themes.​
  • In 2019 over 700 course modules aligned to SDG priorities, contributing to world class graduates with sustainability in mind.​
  • As the first Civic University our engagement with the region is paramount. We contribute over £3.5billion to the local economy.​
  • Wellbeing services including our programme with Pause, delivered in partnership with Forward Thinking Birmingham.​
  • Inclusivity, equality and diversity underpinned by our commitment to work towards charters including Athena Swan, Race Equality and the Diversity Forum.​
  • Sustainable operations have achieved a 20% emissions reduction on a 2005/06 baseline, leading ULEV fleets and a green student community.​

Our current policies and plans