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Goals and governance

Overseeing environmental responsibility and sustainable development at LJMU

Our overarching sustainability and environmental objectives are described in the Environmental and Sustainability Policy. These are reinforced by area-specific policies and targets, see the individual topic pages for further details on this.


  • Environment and Sustainability Panel: The University Environment and Sustainability Panel is the principal means of consultation on related policy development and strategic issues. Membership includes JMSU and Trade Unions. Chaired by the Pro-Vice Chancellor - Strategic Initiatives the Panel will advise the Executive Leadership Team, Vice-Chancellor, and the Board of Governors on environmental compliance, performance and sustainable development matters
  • The University’s Environmental Code of Practice (ECP1) on the Organisation for the Implementation of the Environment and Sustainability Policy provides the overarching structure for environmental responsibility and sustainable development at LJMU

Annual Environmental and Sustainability Report

LJMU's Annual Environmental and Sustainability Report for 2019-20 has been published. It reflects activities completed, highlights institutional achievements and notes external assessment and recognition of performance.

Download the annual report

Our main goals

Recycling and waste:

  • Maintain 0% waste to landfill
  • Achieve 50% recycling rate across the University

Energy and carbon management:

  • Reduce CO2 emissions by 43% of our 2005/6 levels, by 2020


  • To continue provision of free, mains-fed drinking water for LJMU staff/students
  • To monitor and control water consumption to maintain a steady consumption rate


  • Reduce CO2 emissions associated with the University vehicle fleet
  • Reduce number of staff/student single-passenger car commute journeys
  • Increase number of staff/students taking up active or more sustainable travel (e.g. walking, cycling, public transport, car sharing)


  • Monitor and improve levels of biodiversity across the LJMU estate

Environmental management:

  • To achieve ‘ISO 14001’ environmental excellence accreditation

Key sustainability staff

Professor Philip Vickerman, Pro-Vice Chancellor - Strategic Initiatives and Chair of the Environment and Sustainability Panel
John Gillin: Head of Safety, Health and Environment
Steve Fisher: Safety, Health & Environment Adviser, contact S.C.Fisher@ljmu.ac.uk


If you would like to learn more about LJMU's sustainability goals please get in touch with us.