THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO ENVIRONMENTAL POLICIES
The University Charter highlights "...our commitment to sustainable and inclusive social, economic and environmental development".
In August 1995 the University Council established the need to formulate an Environmental Policy. That task was assigned to the Environmental Policy Working Party that convened in December of that year. This Working Party had representation from the Vice-Chancellor's office, the Student Union, Facilities Management, the University Council, academic staff with expertise in environmental issues and the combined campus unions. The desired outcome was a policy that would provide adequate guidance for the University at levels ranging from the institutional to the individual. To meet this goal, the Working Party researched sustainability frameworks and existing policies at other universities. The policy was established in 1997, reviewed in 2006, and more recently in 2013.
This policy commits the University to environmental responsibility though the sustainable use, protection and restoration of the environments for which it is responsible. View the new Environmental Sustainability Policy here.
Waikato Management School has committed itself to integrating environmental, social, cultural and economic issues in its curriculum, research, and daily operations through its Sustainable Business Policy.