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Unitec Institute of Technology
Description/achievement of initiative

Unitec has committed to a comprehensive Environmental Sustainability Strategy which encompasses Teaching, Research, Advocacy, Campus Operations and Kaitiakitanga (or guardianship). Action plans have been created for each of these areas and Unitec has adopted the following environmental key performance indicators, which are included in our annual report, to measure our progress:Energy useWater usePaper useWaste to landfillSustainability curriculum contentSustainability research outputs andNumber of sustainability events hosted

Implementation methodologies

Full details of these commitments and progress on related projects under each of the action plans can be accessed on-line at www.eco.unitec.ac.nz. Unitec utilises an on-line environmental management system www.ecoportal.co.nz, is working towards ISO 14001 certification, engages a full time Environmental Sustainability Manager and is working closely with the Energy Efficiency Conservation Authority of New Zealand and the New Zealand Sustainable Business Network.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure


Unitec Institute of Technology
Progress reports
Goal 4
Environmental Sustainability Strategy
Staff / Technical expertise
Expertise of students and staff concerning sustainable development

Basic information
Time-frame: 2012 - 2015
Unitec Institute of Technology
Contact information
Rick Ede, Chief Executive, rede@unitec.ac.nz
United Nations