Environmental sustainability is very important to UNSW's Strategy 2025. This report update follows annual reporting since 2013. It is our commitment to continuously improve our environmental performance across all areas of the University – from the way we construct our buildings, dispose of our waste, make purchasing decisions and use our resources, to how we measure our performance.

Ratified in 2016, UNSW's Environmental Management Plan (EMP) outlines the University’s sustainability objectives, targets, indicators, strategies and actions that will guide our environmental planning and management to 2018 and beyond. The EMP also guides reporting in this section of the Sustainability Report.