Some of AUT’s partnership and engagement areas are listed below.
Sustainable Aotearoa is a group of AUT students focused on sustainability.
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.
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.
Our collaboration with industry and business is producing some great outcomes.
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.
AUT is a member of the Sustainable Business 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.
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.
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.
EECA and AUT have a collaboration agreement in place which facilitates the development, implementation and communication of energy efficiency and renewable energy opportunities.