Community benefits – The Strathclyde Commitment
As part of the University’s climate change and social responsibility policy, Strathclyde is committed to ensuring the delivery of socially progressive outcomes through its procurement processes.
Student and staff engagement work included the Fairtrade Fortnight, Go Green Festival during the Go Green Week, events at Strathclyde's Community Garden, Student Switch Off, launching the Jump staff engagement programme and supporting the creation of the Sustainable Strathclyde student society.
We began planning for the integration of rain gardens, green roofs and green walls. These climate adaptation and biodiversity solutions will be integrated within new and emerging capital projects as part of the University Sustainable Design Quality Standards.
Fairtrade and sustainable procurement
A Fairtrade Steering Group consisting of representatives from the Sustainability Team, the Students' Assocation and Catering worked together to create a joint set of Fairtrade Policy statements. Through working towards the 2020 National Union of Students’ Fairtrade Accreditation, a SMART Action Plan was created.