Assessment-1 Australian Harbour International CollegeThe purpose of the sustainability policy is to developstrategies for:· Boosting a culture of sustainability · Reducing the College’s ecological footprint;· Incorporate principles and understanding ofsustainability into teaching, student learning, research, consultancy andcommunity engagement;· Incorporate sustainability performance alongsideother key performance indicators of the organization;· Employing life cycle management approaches; and· Raising awareness among stakeholders. Planning Sustainability PolicyInitiatives led to a dialogue with key stakeholders and exchanging views and expectations on NSWdepartment of education, processes and the future development in massive openonline courses (MOOC) and virtual reality in classroom.
The methods of involvingdifferent stakeholder groups in MOOC included general information tostakeholders about MOOC, targeted information on a Web site, analysis ofstakeholder opinions on department of education and MOOC and development of adraft stakeholder policy.First steps were taken toorganize processes to consolidate the legitimacy of MOOC and its products andencourage the representation of interests, thus contributing to promoting theutilization of department of education in national/regional policy making. Astakeholder Web site, analyses of stakeholder opinions on department of education andMOOC in a discussion topic catalog, and a draft stakeholder policy resultedfrom the work.Stakeholders· Students· Staff· Local people· Teachers· Government· Investors Scope of policyThis policy applies to all activities of the college,to its students, staff and other members of the community as well as includesenvironmental and economic aspects.
This policy will meet the relevantlegislative and also will follow guidelines and approaches such as the Global Reporting Initiative ecological foot print andGreenhouse Challenge Plus. Sustainability Policy· Recycle wastematerial and avoid in the use of paper wherever possible for instance sendinginvoices and quotes through email.· Replace most lightbulbs with low energy light like LED’s or CFL’s and use natural light atdaytime.
· Switch off all theelectronic device after completing work.· Reusewaste paper (from the printer) where possible, making use of the blank side fornotes etc.· Purchaseproducts with a lower environmental impact. For example, environmentally safesoaps and detergents.· Avoidunnecessary travel by making use of instant messaging, video and audio conferencing,telephone and email. AHIC iscommitted to improving the sustainability performance of the organizationthrough promoting a culture of sustainability, managing our operations in amanner that minimizes our environmental and social impacts and enabling theintegration of sustainability principles and practices into teaching andlearning, research and community engagement.
Theuniversity will meet this commitment by:· Ensuring sustainability is reflected in college’sstrategic documents.· Developing an annual Sustainability Reportingframework.· Developing education for sustainability throughutilizing the college’s research, curriculum and administrative practice to enhanceorganizational sustainability.· Incorporating the principles of EcologicallySustainable Design (ESD) into all capital and infrastructure projects.
· Providing training and support for staff toadopt sustainability principles and practices to achieve sustainable behaviorchange in the workplace.· Undertaking research which will develop andstrengthen regional partnerships that address sustainable development.· Building capacity in the community by producinggraduates who are sustainability literate through their experience at theUniversity.
· Partnering with the community to respond to theregional needs for a sustainable future and provide leadership in our region. ImplementationThe Sustainability Policy will beimplemented and communicated in the following ways:· Presentation to ViceChancellors Forum.· Email to all staffand students.· Information workshopsto be held with Sustainability Champions network.· Meetings andpresentations to key stakeholders.· Section onSustainability @ college website. Legislative · EnvironmentalProtection Act 1970.
· OTTE EnergyManagement Reporting.· Financial ManagementAct 1994.· Annual ReportingRequirements, Report on Environmental Performance. Recommendations Poor Average Good Excellence Likely effectiveness ü Time-frames ü Cost ü Existing organizational policies such as equal employment opportunity, OHS and equity and diversity policies ü Principles and practices of sustainability management relevant to the industry ü Industry best practice ü Available tools and techniques of sustainability management ü Reference Internet