The University's Vision for sustainability is to:
"provide leadership, innovation and inspiration to staff, students and the broader community in environmental sustainability through campus management, teaching and learning, research and community engagement activities"
To deliver this vision and to support commitments in the Environmental Sustainability Policy, the University has prepared its second Environmental Sustainability Plan 2015-2017. Endorsed by the University Committee on Environmental Sustainability it provides a clear action plan to deliver measurable improvements in the organisation's environmental performance and will be tabled at the next Executive Council meeting in May. We recognise that as part our corporate objectives to be a global leader, we have an obligation to demonstrate continual improvements in environmental sustainability.
The Environmental Sustainability Plan is about positive change that will not only improve our environmental record but also induce lasting benefits at a financial and social level. We recognise the importance of behavioural change and use innovative measures to effect change, such as through our recent Champions4CHange program.
Our actions for the next three years will show the breadth of our commitment to reducing our carbon emissions and seeking to continually improve upon our existing benchmarks.