Sustainability Strategy

We published a new and ambitious Sustainability Strategy in June 2021, which focuses on a wide range of environmental, economic, and social aspects of sustainability across our University. Find out more below.


Sustainable Sussex - to become one of the most sustainable universities in the world.


Our vision is clear. Our strategic goal is for the University of Sussex to be one of the most sustainable universities in the world. We will show global leadership in demonstrating and promoting all forms of environmental, social and economic sustainability at a local, regional, national and international level.

2024 update

The University of Sussex is currently developing its Sussex 2035 Strategy and the corresponding sustainability plans. The Sustainable Sussex Strategy and these webpages, which were published in 2021, will soon be superseded and these webpages will be updated with more information in due course. Find out more about the progress we’ve made in sustainability since 2021.

Key aims

Each of our high-level objectives will be realised through the achievement of 16 key aims clustered together into the following themes. Click the boxes below to find out more.

Download as a PDF

Download our Sustainability Strategy as a full PDF document or an executive summary using the links below.

Download the executive summary
[PDF, 1.3MB]

Download the full strategy
[PDF, 2.6MB]