Our sustainability performance data is provided in separate webpages and updated quarterly:
Our sustainability efforts are focused on the following goals:
- La Trobe University will become carbon neutral by 2029
- Our regional campuses will become Net Zero by 2022
- We will divert 60% of waste from landfill by 2022
La Trobe University is currently developing a new Sustainability Plan that will guide our future performance targets which will be used to track our environmental sustainability performance.
Our contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals
The Sustainable Development Goals are a global initiative created by the United Nations (UN).
They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice. The 17 Goals are all interconnected.
For La Trobe, the goals are a way of tracking our effectiveness towards a holistic sustainable approach. It gives us a framework to set our own goals against, ensuring we’re taking an all-inclusive approach to tackling the sustainability issues of our time.
The United Nations Global Compact is the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative. Since 2010, La Trobe University has been committed to the principles of the UN Sustainable Development Goals in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. We continue to focus on embedding these principles in all of our activities, particularly through the unprecedented challenges of COVID-19.
You can read more about our commitment in our 2023 submission to the United Nations Global Compact.
Our most recent annual performance results
Our most recently collated annual performance results shown against our previous results and targets are detailed below. La Trobe's annual performance reporting aligns with the calendar year and is generally updated in the second quarter of each year.