Adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are an urgent call for action to end poverty and other deprivations. They include strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.
We believe that the future decision makers in hospitality and tourism should be acutely aware of these goals and understand the implications to the workplace. This is why we integrate the SDG into all of courses.
As a higher educational institution, we are convinced that sustainability is key for the future of the hospitality and tourism sectors. We firmly believe this initiative will have a strong influence on students’ environmental attitude and increase understanding of the importance of best practices on sustainability for their future careers.
Our ambition and efforts go into finding the perfect balance between providing excellent education in hospitality and managing our impact on environment by teaching our students about the impact of our actions on the environment.
The purpose of this SMP is continuous monitoring and improvement. The SMP binds the Sustainability Committee and Green Globe and forms a foundation for a continuous effort into developing milestones, identifying metrics, pursuing data collection regarding sustainability, and reducing our carbon footprint.