Sustainability

Sustainability has a high priority on Saxion’s agenda. We consider it our social responsibility to contribute in a positive way to the ecological, economic and social issues of our time. 

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 

Saxion has signed the Sustainable Development Goals, set by the United Nations. We work on all 17 goals listed, in our teaching and our research, both locally and in other parts of the world. We are also ambitious about sustainability within our organisation. Going green together is our motto!  

Green Office 

Within Saxion, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are anchored to the Saxion Green Office. With our Green Office, we hope to inspire, enthuse and energise our students and staff to do their bit for the SDGs. The Green Office also highlights any sustainable initiative throughout Saxion, and we try to grow student involvement in these initiatives. We organise events and establish collaborations. The Saxion Green Office aspires to make the SDGs part of the DNA of our staff and students. For more information, please contact greenoffice@saxion.nl

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The SDG goals

Green Ambassador Programme  

With our Green Ambassador Programme, we hope to inspire, enthuse and energise our students and staff members to participate in creating a better world. Because it is Saxion’s ambition to make sustainability part of the DNA for every student and staff member! The Green Ambassador Programme revolves around the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations. Saxion sustainability ambassadors are aware of the impact their own actions have on the world around them, they apply the SDGs to their subject area and they share awareness of these goals. To show our appreciation, every student or staff member who contributes in some way, however big or small, to the SDGs will receive a certificate.  

The programme has three levels: Green Dreamer, Green Performer and Green Ambassador. To qualify, students and staff members must be nominated. The Saxion Green Office will assess all nominations. Certificates for the Green Ambassador Programme are awarded twice a year. Through this programme we hope to show how proud we are of all our students and staff members who have contributed to our sustainability goals! Do you want to find out more?  You can contact us via greenoffice@saxion.nl

Business operations

Saxion considers it its social responsibility to make an important contribution to the climate issues by making our business operations more sustainable. In the autumn of 2020 our sustainable ambition for business operations has been determined. The sustainability mission is comprehensive. In order to ensure that this is anchored in the business operations in a good way, Saxion has identified four themes: climate & energy, circularity, mobility and health & safety. For each theme, we formulate our ambition for the long term and translate it into objectives and tasks for the period up to and including 2024.

Towards a sustainable organisation (pdf)

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