Supporting the University's sustainability objectives

Sustainability is an integral core value of what the University does and is reflected in the knowledge, engagement, collaboration and innovation of our activities.


The University’s sustainable aspirations are set out in the Sustainability Strategy.

EFM is committed to supporting the University in achieving its objectives and leads on a number of key areas on behalf of the organisation:

  • Energy and carbon
  • Water
  • Recycling and waste management
  • Biodiversity and landscape management
  • Sustainable travel
  • Sustainable building design and maintenance
  • Behaviour change

On this page you can find out more about how EFM supports the University.

What we do

This is just a selection of EFM and the University's sustainability actions.

We are proud that there are many champions of environmental sustainability in the University with their own exciting initiatives and projects.

They are making a valuable contribution and we work to incorporate their input where possible. Contact Charlotte Winnert, the Environment and IMS Manager for more information.

Carbon management

We believe that climate change is the single biggest threat to our planet and that we must all play a part in tackling it.

The Energy Team oversees and implements actions to meet our carbon reduction targets set out in the Sustainability Strategy.

Staff and student engagement

Behaviour change is a hugely important area of any environmental work. We're working to support staff and students who want to make change happen across the University.

Click here to find out about Green Impact (University login required)

Sustainable building standard

The Estates Development team has worked with colleagues in the sustainability and energy teams to develop a Sustainable Building Standard which we adhere to.

Sustainable transport

The University is committed to sustainable travel and seeks to promote alternatives to one-person-one-car commuter travel where possible.

Waste and recycling

The University generates a significant quantity of waste each year and has developed a strategy to ensure that we meet legal obligations and manage waste sustainably.

How we manage our waste

Relevant contacts

Phil Riley, Energy Manager

Charlotte Winnert, Environment and IMS Manager

Andrew Massey, Principal Engineer (Energy Management)

Darren Hardwick, Car Parking and Sustainable Travel Manager

A global reputation

Sheffield is a research university with a global reputation for excellence. We're a member of the Russell Group: one of the 24 leading UK universities for research and teaching.