Our ongoing commitment to the environment and sustainability is making a difference

Sustainability is a core value of Griffith University and a key initiative of the 2020–2025 Strategic Plan–Creating a Future for All.

Griffith University is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and in 2017, signed up to Sustainable Development Solutions Network Australia/Pacific–the Universities' Commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We are committed to contributing to a robust, equitable and environmentally sustainable society. By 2025, our commitment to and continuous improvement in sustainability will be achieved by:

  • embedding the SDGs in University teaching, research, and operations
  • being ranked in the top 200 universities in the world for the implementation of the SDGs
  • halving carbon emissions by 2030; with the goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050

In 2021, Griffith ranked overall among the world’s top 50 universities in our first inclusion in the annual Times Higher Education Impact Rankings. Our results saw us rated inside the global top 100 in four specific SDGs, including three in the top 20:

  • Top 100–SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities
  • Top 20–SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being and SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • Top 10–SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals

Find out more

Sustainable Development Goals

Discover how our teaching programs and research activities align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Our community engagement delivers outcomes that make a difference

Discover more about our community engagement at Griffith

Contact us

Griffith Sustainability Room 0.08, Building N23, Griffith University, 170 Kessels Road, Nathan QLD, 4111