Status of initiative: Completed
Description/achievement of initiative

Two major steps in the process of UPC's transformation towards sustainability will receive special attention in the period 2012-1015. One is the new University Research Institute for Sustainability Science and Technology, IS.UPC, a key tool for institutional transformation and academic commitment (, and the second is a new structure and communicating policy of the overall activities that constitutes the UPC's approach to its social responsibility (

Implementation methodologies

Both actions will complement the expected results of the second phase of the 2015 UPC Sustainability Plan. This second phase will focus on the integration of Sustainable Development principles into decentralized management structures (campuses, schools, departments) with special emphasis on including sustainability commitment in contracting and supplies. The Global Compact report will be prepared and presented annually, as previously done since 2010.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure


Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Communication on Progress (COP) (UNGC)
Research Institute for Sustainability Science and Technology
Sustainable Development Goals and targets
Goal 4
Resources devoted to implementation
Staff / Technical expertise
Through continuing efforts already underway.
Progress reports
Cut off date each year: 2 May
This initiative fulfils the SMART criteria.
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Date of completion: 2015
Operating in countries
Contact information/focal point(s)
Enric Fossas,;;

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