Environmental sustainability - landing

Environmental sustainability

At TAFE NSW, we recognise our responsibility to operate in an environmentally sustainable way. We also recognise the need to provide a quality environment in which to work and study.

As the largest provider of vocational education and training in NSW we have a unique opportunity to contribute to a more sustainable future for the people of NSW.

TAFE NSW is committed to building a culture of environmental responsibility by:

  • setting and achieving ambitious environmental performance improvement targets, as well as monitoring and reporting internally and to the community on our efforts;
  • embedding sustainable practices into all teaching and work procedures;
  • actively engaging with staff, students, suppliers, industry partners and the community around sharing and realising our commitment to sustainability;
  • minimising our environmental footprint through sustainable management of resources;
  • preventing pollution and minimising waste;
  • introducing more sustainable procurement approaches;
  • ensuring new facilities and changes to existing ones include sustainability as a core consideration in their design;
  • continually improving and learning from our efforts in working towards environmental sustainability;
  • ensuring our activities comply with all relevant environmental laws and policies; and
  • modelling best practice in environmental management and green skills training as an exemplary corporate citizen.