Partnership and engagement (sustainability)

Some of AUT’s partnership and engagement areas are listed below.

Sustainable Aotearoa

Sustainable Aotearoa is a group of AUT students focused on sustainability.

Sustainable Aotearoa on Facebook

Principles for Responsible Management Education partnership

AUT’s Business School is a signatory to the United Nations' Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative. The PRME provides a framework for integrating corporate responsibility and sustainability into the Business School.

Principles for Responsible Management Education website

Otara Creek Kin Clean-Up

AUT Big Clean Up

AUT partners with the Manukau Beautification Charitable Trust to clean up a section of the Otara Creek. Previous clean ups have included over 80 AUT staff and whānau removing rubbish from the Otara Creek.

Industry partnerships

Our collaboration with industry and business is producing some great outcomes.

Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS)

AUT is a member of ACTS, which advocates for best practice sustainability within the tertiary education sector. Our membership provides students and staff access to member only sustainability resources.

ACTS website

Sustainable Business Network

AUT is a member of the Sustainable Business Network.

Sustainable Business Network website

Sustainable Development Solutions Network

AUT is a member of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) which is a network designed to find practical solutions for sustainable development and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network website
UN’s Sustainable Development Goals website


All of AUT’s cafés (The Counter, #newsfeed, Kaife and Refuel) only sell Fairtrade certified coffee. Fairtrade certified coffee beans, instant coffee and tea is provided in AUT staff rooms.

Conscious Consumer

AUT’s four cafés are accredited under the Conscious Consumer programme. The cafés gained four badges in eco-packaging, BYO containers, recycling and vegetarian/vegan.

Conscious Consumer website

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority

EECA and AUT have a collaboration agreement in place which facilitates the development, implementation and communication of energy efficiency and renewable energy opportunities.