Sustainability is in the spotlight. Fortunately, more and more people are starting to realise that making our way of life in the world more sustainable is essential for current and future generations.
Taking responsibility for sustainable development is therefore one of the strategic priorities in the EUR Strategy 2024. It is a responsibility for which the EUR wants attention in all layers and departments within the university. One of the objectives of the EUR in this sustainable development is to contribute to addressing and solving the challenges facing society, as defined in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
How sustainable is our university?
Our key activities and results until 2022 are presented in our Sustainability Progress Report
Taking responsibility for sustainable development means that for every purchase, we explore whether and how we can contribute to it. In all phases of the procurement process, we consider both environmental aspects, such as circularity and CO2 reduction, and social aspects, such as stimulating social return. We also consider the impact of a contribution.
With sustainable procurement, the EUR aims to increase, accelerate and make measurable the positive social impact. This is based on the Triple Top Line approach, which focuses on maximising the positive impact of economic activities on the environment and society.