Here at ARU, we believe in making informed decisions, and taking responsibility for the impact of our actions on current and future generations. And so we've pledged to incorporate sustainability into every aspect of University life.
Our Sustainability Policy (PDF) sets out four goal areas: our students, our research and innovation, underpinning operations, and our community.
Our Sustainability Strategy 2020-26 (PDF) details how and when these goals will be delivered and their success measured.
Through our strategy, we make sure that sustainability is woven into our formal and informal curriculum, our research work, and the very fabric of our campuses. We also encourage and support student initiatives.
With Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) across the four goals, the strategy builds on its predecessor and gives us a clear path towards a more sustainable University.
All these areas are interconnected, and inform every aspect of what we do.
Our current Strategy builds on our Sustainability Strategy 2016-2020 (PDF).
We have been certified to the international environmental management standard ISO 14001 since 2009 to ensure we comply with environmental laws and continually improve our sustainability performance.
We use our ISO 14001 management system to deliver our sustainability policy and strategy and gain independent verification of how well we do this.
ARU staff and students can view our ISO 14001 documentation on the Heron.
We also publish So What? magazine to highlight the latest trends and developments in sustainability. Our most recent edition marks a decade since the Global Sustainability Institute was founded here at ARU.