The University of Salford has been ranked first class for sustainability in the new People & Planet League.

The university scored 72.6%, their highest score to date and placed 12th out of 154 UK universities.

The People & Planet League make their decision based on information made public on the university website and information published within the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) Estates Management Record (EMR) and other independent and external verification.

The University gained their highest scores on Carbon Reduction, Water Reduction, Environmental Policy, Sustainability staff, Carbon Management, Auditing & EMS and Waste & Recycling.

People & Planet University League is the only comprehensive and independent league table of UK universities. They rank by environmental and ethical performance.

The league is composed of 154 UK universities and the 2021 table is the first chance to see how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the sustainability performance of the sector.

A post from the Environmental Sustainability team’s Instagram said they were ‘incredibly proud’ and thanked and congratulated their colleagues and students on the achievement.

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