The Platform for Sustainability Performance in Education

"UNEP is very pleased to see this Platform as an effort to assist with the implementation of the HESI initiative, which launched on the margins of the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development in June 2012. The Platform provides an excellent mechanism for Universities to implement and monitor their sustainability commitments and performance. UNEP hopes to also promote the Platform through the Global Universities Partnership on Environment and Sustainability (GUPES)."

Mahesh Pradhan, Chief, Environmental Education and Training Unit, UNEP

The Platform for Sustainability Performance in Education brings together organisations which have created sustainability assessment tools designed to support universities and colleges around the world.

The purpose of this Platform is to promote sustainability assessment in education. By coming together it is our goal that more universities and colleges learn about the value of sustainability assessment tools to improve the sustainability performance across the whole of their institution.

The Platform is also designed to assist commitments of Higher Education Sustainable Initiative (HESI) signatories, by providing a range of tools and options in assessing and improving their sustainability performance. It can also support complimentary Rio+20 initiatives such as the People's Sustainability Treaty on Higher Education.