AgroParisTech and Sustainable DevelopmentJune 24 2022
AgroParisTech and Sustainable Development
Beyond its academic dimension, AgroParisTech has organized its approach to responsible behavior around the Sustainable Development and Social Responsibility (SD&SR) guidelines. These guidelines were developed by the Conférence des Présidents d’Universités (CPU) and the Conférence des Grandes Écoles (CGE). They help guide the institution’s actions by targeting five priority lines:
strategy and governance;
social policies and local anchoring.
Specific governance devoted to SD&SR
In line with this ambition, AgroParisTech organizes its activities through a specific governance structure devoted to SD&SR. This structure is perfectly adapted to the school’s wide range of ambitions and to its multicampus nature. This approach allows all the institution’s stakeholders and users to make the project their own.
AgroParisTech’s SD&SR Group
An SD&SR group was established in 2019. It includes:
the SD&SR Director;
a project manager;
a contact person for each campus;
students and staff who are open to ideas and attentive to the specificities of each campus.
AgroParisTech’s Commitment to Sustainable Development
Two important dates have underscored AgroParisTech’s approach to sustainable development.
2019 : signature of the agreement on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This agreement set the following goals:
advancing the role of education in achieving SDGs;
publishing an annual report on the progress of each signing party;
sharing conclusions nationally and internationally.
2021 : signature of the Grenoble agreements proposed by the COP 2 Student Delegation. The main objective of these agreements is to support the social and ecological transition of higher education and research institutions. An internal working group met from January to March 2021 to define expected results.
Funding Sustainable Development Action
Sustainable-development-related activities are funded by a special budget within the institution. They are supported by the AgroParisTech Foundation, whose motto, “Together, as Citizens of the Living World!”,is an expression of the value of inclusive citizen involvement, entrepreneurial spirit, and openness to the world.
Each year, to raise awareness among the university community and the general public, AgroParisTech participates in a series of special SD&SR events:
European Sustainable Development Week;