Partnership for the Goals (SDG 17)

17.2 Relationships to support the goals

  1. Related information on our university as a body on its involvement in, or input into, national government SDG policy development – including identifying problems and challenges, developing policies and strategies, modelling likely futures with and without interventions, monitoring and reporting on interventions, and enabling adaptive management.
  2. Related information on our university as a body on initiative and participation in cross-sectoral dialogue about the SDGs, e.g. conferences involving government/NGOs.
  3. Related information on our university as a body on participation in international collaboration on gathering or measuring data for the SDGs.
  4. Related information on our university as a body, through international collaboration and research, review comparative approaches and develop international best practice on tackling the SDGs.
  5. Related information on our university as a body on collaboration with NGOs to tackle the SDGs through.

17.3 Publication of SDG reports

  1. Related information on our university publishes progress against SDG1.
  2. Related information on our university publishes progress against SDG2.
  3. Related information on our university publishes progress against SDG3.
  4. Related information on our university publishes progress against SDG4.
  5. Related information on our university publishes progress against SDG5.
  6. Related information on our university publishes progress against SDG6.
  7. Related information on our university publishes progress against SDG7.
  8. Related information on our university publishes progress against SDG8.
  9. Related information on our university publishes progress against SDG9.
  10. Related information on our university publishes progress against SDG10.
  11. Related information on our university publishes progress against SDG11.
  12. Related information on our university publishes progress against SDG12.
  13. Related information on our university publishes progress against SDG13.
  14. Related information on our university publishes progress against SDG14.
  15. Related information on our university publishes progress against SDG15.
  16. Related information on our university publishes progress against SDG16.
  17. Related information on our university publishes progress against SDG17.

17.4 Education for the SDGs

  1. Related information on our university as a body having a commitment to meaningful education around the SDGs across the university.

No Poverty (SDG 1)

1.3 University anti-poverty programmes

  1. Related information on our university as a body having targets to admit students who fall into the bottom 20% of household income group (or a more tightly defined target) in the country.
  2. Related information on our university as a body having graduation/completion targets for students who fall into the bottom 20% of household income group (or a more tightly defined target) in the country.
  3. Related information on our university as a body providing support for students from low income families to enable them to complete university.
  4. Related information on our university as a body having programmes or initiatives to assist students who fall into the bottom 20% of household income group (or a more tightly defined target) in the country to successfully complete their studies.
  5. Related information on our university as a body having schemes to support poor students from low or lower-middle income countries (e.g. offering free education, grants).

1.4 Community anti-poverty programmes

  1. Related information on our university as a body on providing assistance in the local community assisting the start-up of sustainable businesses through relevant education or resources? (e.g. mentorship programmes, training workshops, access to university facilities).
  2. Related information on our university as a body on providing financial assistance to the local community assisting the start-up of sustainable businesses.
  3. Related information on our university as a body on organizing training or programmes to improve access to basic services for all.
  4. Related information on our university as a body on participation in policy making at local, regional, national and/or global level to implement programmes and policies to end poverty in all its dimensions.

Zero Hunger (SDG 2)

2.2 Campus Food Waste

  1. Related information on our university as a body on measuring the amount of food waste generated from food served within the university.

2.3 Student Hunger

  1. Related information on our university as a body on having a programme in place on student food insecurity/hunger.
  2. Related information on our university as a body on providing interventions to target hunger among students and staff.
  3. Related information on our university as a body on providing sustainable food choices for all on campus, including vegetarian and vegan food.
  4. Related information on our university as a body on providing healthy and affordable food choices for all on campus.

2.5 National Hunger

  1. Related information on our university as a body providing access on food security and sustainable agriculture knowledge/skills/technology to local farmers and food producers.
  2. Related information on our university as a body providing events for local farmers and food producers to connect and transfer knowledge.
  3. Related information on our university as a body providing access to university facilities (e.g. labs, technology, plant stocks) to local farmers and food producers to improve sustainable farming practices.
  4. Related information on our university as a body on prioritizing purchase of products from local, sustainable sources.

Good Health and Wellbeing (SDG 3)

3.3 Collaborations and health services

  1. Related information on our university as a body having current collaborations with local or global health institutions to improve health & wellbeing outcomes.
  2. Related information on our university as a body delivering outreach programmes and projects in the local community (which can include student volunteering programmes) to improve or promote health & wellbeing including hygiene, nutrition, family planning, sports, exercise, aging well, and other health and wellbeing related topics.
  3. Related information on our university as a body on sharing sports facilities with the local community, for instance with local schools or with the general public.
  4. Related information on our university as a body providing students access to sexual and reproductive health-care services including information and education services.
  5. Related information on our university as a body providing students and staff with access to mental health support.
  6. Related information on our university as a body having a “smoke-free” policy.

Quality Education (SDG 4)

4.3 Lifelong learning measures

  1. Related information on our university as a body providing access to educational resources for those not studying at the university, e.g. computers, library, online courses, access to lectures, etc.
  2. Related information on our university as a body hosting events at university that are open to the general public: public lectures, community educational events.
  3. Related information on our university as a body hosting events at university that are open to the general public: executive education programmes (this refers to short courses for people who are not attending the university; this specifically excludes courses like MBA) and/or vocational training.
  4. Related information on our university as a body undertaking educational outreach activities (e.g. tailored lectures or demonstrations) beyond campus, e.g. in local schools, in the community, including voluntary student-run schemes.
  5. Related information on our university as a body having a policy that ensures that access to these activities is accessible to all, regardless of ethnicity, religion, disability or gender.

Gender Equality (SDG 5)

5.3 Student access measures

  1. Related information on our university as a body on systematic measure/track women’s application rate, acceptance/entry rate and study completion rate at the university.
  2. Related information on our university as a body having a policy (e.g. an Access and Participation plan) addressing women’s applications, acceptance/entry, and participation at the university.

5.6 Women’s progress measures

  1. Related information on our university as a body having a policy of non-discrimination against women.
  2. Related information on our university as a body having a policy of non-discrimination for transgender people.
  3. Related information on our university as a body having a maternity and paternity policies that support women’s participation.
  4. Related information on our university as a body having accessible childcare facilities for students which allow recent mothers to attend university courses.
  5. Related information on our university as a body having childcare facilities for staff and faculty.
  6. Related information on our university as a body having women’s mentoring schemes, in which at least 10% of female students participate.
  7. Related information on our university as a body having measurement/tracking of women’s likelihood of graduating compared to men’s, and schemes in place to close any gap.
  8. Related information on our university as a body having a policy that protects those reporting discrimination from educational or employment disadvantage.

Clean Water and Sanitation (SDG 6)

6.2 Water consumption per person

  1. Related information on our university as a body measuring the total volume of water used in the university that is taken from mains supply, desalinated, or extracted from rivers, lakes, or acquifers.

6.3 Water usage and care

  1. Related information on our university as a body having a process in place to treat waste water.
  2. Related information on our university as a body having processes to prevent polluted water entering the water system, including pollution caused by accidents and incidents at the university.
  3. Related information on our university as a body providing free drinking water for students, staff and visitors, e.g. drinking water fountains).
  4. Related information on our university as a body on applying building standards to minimise water use.
  5. Related information on our university as a body having plant landscapes to minimise water usage.

6.4 Water reuse

  1. Related information on our university as a body having a policy to maximise water reuse across the university.
  2. Related information on our university as a body on measurement the reuse of water across the university.

6.5 Water in the community

  1. Related information on our university as a body providing educational opportunities for local communities to learn about good water management.
  2. Related information on our university as a body on active promoting conscious water usage on campus, and in the wider community.
  3. Related information on our university as a body supporting water conservation off campus.
  4. Related information on our university as a body utilizing sustainable water extraction technologies on associated university grounds off campus.
  5. Related information on our university as a body on cooperation with local, regional, national or global governments on water security.

Affordable and Clean Energy (SDG 7)

7.2 University measures towards affordable and clean energy

  1. Related information on our university as a body having a policy in place for ensuring all renovations / new builds are following energy efficiency standards.
  2. Related information on our university as a body having plans to upgrade existing buildings to higher energy efficiency.
  3. Related information on our university as a body having a process for carbon management and reducing carbon dioxide emissions.
  4. Related information on our university as a body having an energy efficiency plan in place to reduce overall energy consumption.
  5. Related information on our university as a body undergoing energy reviews to identify areas where energy wastage is highest.
  6. Related information on our university as a body having a policy on divesting investments from carbon-intensive energy industries especially coal and oil.

7.4 Energy and the community

  1. Related information on our university as a body providing programmes for local community to learn about importance of energy efficiency and clean energy.
  2. Related information on our university as a body promoting a pledge toward 100% renewable energy (petitions, meetings, discussions, events).
  3. Related information on our university as a body providing direct services to local industry aimed at improving energy efficiency and clean energy (energy efficiency assessments, workshops, research renewable energy options).
  4. Related information on our university as a body on informing and supporting government in clean energy and energy-efficient technology policy development.
  5. Related information on our university as a body on providing assistance for start-ups that foster and support a low-carbon economy/technology.

Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG 8)

8.2 Employment practice

  1. Related information on our university as a body paying all staff and faculty at least the living wage, defined as the local living wage (if government defines this) or the local poverty indicator for a family of four (expressed as an hourly wage).
  2. Related information on our university as a body recognizing unions & labour rights (freedom of association & collective bargaining) for all, including women & international staff.
  3. Related information on our university as a body having a policy on ending discrimination in the workplace (including discrimination based on religion, sexuality, gender, age).
  4. Related information on our university as a body having a policy commitment to no forced labour, no modern slavery and no human trafficking, and no child labour.
  5. Related information on our university as a body having a policy on guaranteeing equivalent rights of workers when outsourcing activities to third parties.
  6. Related information on our university as a body having a policy on pay scale equity including a commitment to measurement and elimination of gender pay gaps.
  7. Related information on our university as a body on measuring/tracking pay scale gender equity.
  8. Related information on our university as a body having a process for employees to appeal on employee rights and/or pay.

Reduced Inequalities (SDG 10)

10.6 Measures against discrimination

  1. Related information on our university as a body having an admissions policy which is non-discriminatory or which details and explains the logic for any appropriate positive discrimination policies in admissions, which is publicly posted.
  2. Related information on our university as a body on measuring/tracking applications & admissions of underrepresented (and potentially underrepresented) groups including ethnic minorities, low income students, non-traditional students, women, LGBT students, disabled students etc.
  3. Related information on our university as a body delivering programmes to recruit students/staff/faculty from under-represented groups.
  4. Related information on our university as a body having anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policies.
  5. Related information on our university as a body having a diversity and equality committee, office and/or officer (or the equivalent) tasked by the administration or governing body to advise on and implement policies, programmes, and trainings related to diversity, equity, inclusion and human rights on campus.
  6. Related information on our university as a body providing mentoring/counselling/peer support programmes to support students, staff, faculty from underrepresented groups.
  7. Related information on our university as a body providing accessible facilities for people with disabilities.
  8. Related information on our university as a body providing support services for people with disabilities.
  9. Related information on our university as a body providing access schemes for people with disabilities.
  10. Related information on our university as a body having reasonable accommodation policy/strategy implemented, including adequately funded mechanism for persons with disability.

Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG 11)

11.2 Support of arts and heritage

  1. Related information on our university as a body providing public access to buildings, monuments or natural heritage landscapes of cultural significance.
  2. Related information on our university as a body providing public access to libraries including books and publications.
  3. Related information on our university as a body providing public access to museums, exhibition spaces / galleries and/or works of art and artifacts.
  4. Related information on our university as a body providing free public access to open spaces and green spaces.
  5. Related information on our university as a body contributing to local arts, in terms of number of annual public performances of university choirs / theatre groups / orchestras etc.
  6. Related information on our university as a body delivering projects to record and/or preserve intangible cultural heritage such as local folklore, traditions, language, and knowledge.

11.4 Sustainable practices

  1. Related information on our university as a body measuring and set targets for more sustainable commuting.
  2. Related information on our university as a body undertaking actions to promote the % of more sustainable commuting.
  3. Related information on our university as a body on promoting or allowing telecommuting or remote working for employees as a matter of policy or standard practice, and/or offer a condensed working week to reduce employee commuting.
  4. Related information on our university as a body providing affordable housing for employees.
  5. Related information on our university as a body prioritizing pedestrian access on campus.
  6. Related information on our university as a body building new buildings to sustainable standards.

Responsible Consumption and production (SDG 12)

12.2 Operational measures

  1. Related information on our university as a body having a policy on ethical sourcing of food and supplies.
  2. Related information on our university as a body having a policy on waste disposal – Covering hazardous materials.
  3. Related information on our university as a body having a policy on waste disposal – To measure the amount of waste sent to landfill and recycled.
  4. Related information on our university as a body having policies around use minimisation – Of plastic.
  5. Related information on our university as a body having policies around use minimisation – Of disposable items.
  6. Related information on our policies on extending to outsourced services and the supply chain.
  7. Related information on our policies on extending to outsourced suppliers and the supply chain – (suppliers of equipment, stationary, building contracts).

12.3 Proportion of recycled waste

  1. Related information on our university as a body on measuring the amount of waste generated and recylced across the university.

12.4 Publication of sustainability report

  1. Related information on our publication of sustainability report.

Climate Action (SDG 13)

13.3 Environmental education measures

  1. Related information on our university providing local education programmes or campaigns on climate change risks, impacts, mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning.
  2. Related information on our university having a university Climate Action plan, shared with local government and/or local community group.
  3. Related information on our university on participating in co-operative planning for climate change disasters, working with government.
  4. Related information on our university on informing and supporting local or regional government in local climate change disaster/risk early warning and monitoring.
  5. Related information on our university on collaboration with NGOs on climate adaptation.

Life Below Water (SDG 14)

14.2 Supporting aquatic ecosystems through education

  1. Related information on our university offering educational programmes on fresh-water ecosystems (water irrigation practices, water management/conservation) for local or national communities.
  2. Related information on our university offering educational programme / outreach for local or national communities on sustainable management of fisheries, aquaculture and tourism.

14.3 Supporting aquatic ecosystems through action

  1. Related information on our university supporting and/or organizing events aimed to promote conservation and sustainable utilisation of the oceans, seas, lakes, rivers and marine resources.
  2. Related information on our university having a policy to ensure that food on campus that comes from aquatic ecosystems is sustainably harvested.
  3. Related information on our university working directly (research and/or engagement with industries) to maintain and extend existing ecosystems and their biodiversity, of both plants and animals, especially ecosystems under threat.
  4. Related information on our university working directly (research and/or engagement with industries) on technologies or practices that enable marine industry to minimise or prevent damage to aquatic ecosystems.

14.4 Water sensitive waste disposal

  1. Related information on our university having water quality standards and guidelines for water discharges (to uphold water quality in order to protect ecosystems, wildlife, and human health and welfare, etc.).
  2. Related information on our university having an action plan in place to reduce plastic waste on campus.
  3. Related information on our university having a policy on preventing and reducing marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities.

14.5 Maintaining a local ecosystem

  1. Related information on our university having a plan to minimise physical, chemical and/or biological alterations of related aquatic ecosystems.
  2. Related information on our university on monitoring the health of aquatic ecosystems.
  3. Related information on our university on developing and supporting programs and incentives that encourage and maintain good aquatic stewardship practices.
  4. Related information on our university on collaborating with the local community, e.g. through partnerships, in efforts to maintain shared aquatic ecosystems.
  5. Related information on our university having implemented a watershed management strategy based on location specific diversity of aquatic species.

Life On Land (SDG 15)

15.2 Supporting land ecosystems through education

  1. Related information on our university support and/or organise events aimed to promote conservation and sustainable utilisation of the land, including forests and wild land.
  2. Related information on our university have policies to ensure that food on campus is sustainably farmed.
  3. Related information on our university working directly to maintain and extend existing ecosystems and their biodiversity, of both plants and animals, especially ecosystems under threat.
  4. Related information on our university offering educational programmes on ecosystems (looking at wild flora and fauna) for local or national communities.
  5. Related information on our university offering educational programme/outreach for local or national communities on sustainable management of land for agriculture and tourism.

15.3 Supporting land ecosystems through action

  1. Related information on our university having a policy to ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems associated with the university, in particular forests, mountains and drylands.
  2. Related information on our university including local biodiversity into any planning and development process (e.g. construction of new buildings).
  3. Relate information on our university having a policy to reduce the impact of alien species on Campus.
  4. Related information on our university on collaborating with the local community, e.g. through partnerships, in efforts to maintain shared land ecosystems.

15.4 Land sensitive waste disposal

  1. Related information on our university having water quality standards and guidelines for water discharges (to uphold water quality in order to protect ecosystems, wildlife, and human health and welfare, etc.).
  2. Related information on our university having a policy on reducing plastic waste on campus.
  3. Related information on our university having a policy on waste disposal – covering hazardous materials.

Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions (SDG 16)

16.2 University governance measures

  1. Related information on our university having elected representation on the university’s highest governing body from.
  2. Related information on our university recognizing a students’ union.
  3. Related information on our university having written policies and procedures to identify local stakeholders external to the university and engage with them.
  4. Related information on our university as a body having an existence of participatory bodies to recognize and engage local stakeholders, including local residents, local government, local private, local civil society representatives.
  5. Related information on our university as a body having a publication of the university’s principles and commitments on organized crime, corruption & bribery.
  6. Related information on our university having a policy on supporting academic freedom (freedom to choose areas of research and to speak and teach publicly about the area of their research).
  7. Related information on our university having a publication of university financial data.
  8. Related information on our university providing specific expert advice to local, regional or national government (e.g. through policy guidance, participation in committees, provision of evidence).
  9. Related information on our university providing outreach, general education, upskilling and capacity-building to policy- and law-makers on relevant topics e.g. economics, law, technology, climate change.
  10. Related information on our university undertaking policy-focused research in collaboration with government departments.