RMIT’s Sustainability Committee is the highest governing body with the responsibility to promote and coordinate sustainability initiatives across all areas of the University.
Its goal is to ensure sustainability principles and practices are embedded within the University’s core teaching and learning, research, governance and operational activities.
The Sustainability Committee reports through the Chair to the Vice Chancellor’s Executive on the University’s sustainability performance and makes recommendations about sustainability-related commitments, policies, planning and partnerships. It is also responsible for oversight of the University's commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
RMIT University has a long-standing commitment to incorporating sustainability into its core activities of teaching, research and operations.
The Sustainability Committee is a University Management Committee of VCE. The University established the Sustainability Committee, to act as the governance body with oversight of the development and implementation of sustainability initiatives across all areas of the University (including all entities).
The objective of the RMIT Sustainability Committee (the “Sustainability Committee”) is to provide leadership, coordination and guidance to the University on the integration of sustainability principles and practices throughout the University’s core governance, teaching & learning, research and operational activities.
The RMIT Sustainability Committee will:
The responsibilities outlined above will be discharged through Members’ coordination of the following focus areas:
The RMIT University Sustainability Committee will meet between four and six times a calendar year, on dates to be agreed by Committee Members at the commencement of each year.
Chair – Chief Operating Officer
Deputy Chair – Senior Manager, Sustainability
Members of the Sustainability Committee will:
Operational Working Groups can be formed under the Sustainability Committee to address particular risk or opportunity faced by RMIT across the environmental, social, economic and governance dimensions of sustainability. Each Operational Working Group will be led by a person with relevant expertise, who will be required to provide regular updates on the progress of the group back to the Committee. The groups will draw upon the expertise of academic and operational staff to implement sectoral best practice in key areas. Operational Working Groups can be formed and disbanded by the Committee Chair to address specific University requirements.
As a signatory to both the United Nations Global Compact and the Universities Commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDSN Australia/New Zealand 2017), RMIT defines sustainability as:
For further information, email the committee at email@example.com.
Acknowledgement of country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.
Acknowledgement of country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.