Erasmus School of Economics extends sustainability policy

Erasmus School of Economics is expanding its sustainability policy with CO2 compensation for foreign flights by international and exchange students. Staff are also requested to purchase CO2 compensation on every business trip with the airline or travel agency.

In close consultation with the School Council this decision was taken by the Management team. With this policy Erasmus School of Economics is taking a leading role within the university.The amount involved in the CO2 compensation for students will benefit a specific CO2-compensating project. Students can help decide which project will benefit from this donation.

The internationalisation policy of Erasmus School of Economics is attracting increasing numbers of economics and econometrics students from abroad. The School's calculation of the CO2 compensation is based on around 1,500 foreign diploma students. Added to that are the flights of 200-250 exchange students, as well as the over 500 business trips taken by staff members every year. Based on these figures, Erasmus School of Economics expects to compensate a sum of around €100,000 in CO2 every year.

More information

For more information, please contact Ronald de Groot, Erasmus School of Economics Communications department: rdegroot@ese.eur.nl, mobile: +31 6 53 641 846.