The mission of the Office of Sustainability is to support The University of North Carolina at Charlotte to achieve success in the following guiding commitment, established in 2021:
“Environmental Stewardship: Pursuing sustainability and environmental justice to protect the planet through education, research, stewardship of scarce resources.”
That year, the university launched a 10-year strategic plan called "Shaping What's Next". The plan includes a goal to "Foster a thriving culture based on integrity and respect that values all people and the planet" and an objective to "Make the University a national leader in sustainability."
The Office of Sustainability collaborates with faculty, staff and students to measure progress, propose solutions, initiate changes, develop skills and share experiences that create conditions contributing to environmental, social and financial dimensions of sustainability.