The Resource Management Policy establishes the University’s approach to effective and efficient resource management relating to energy, water and waste.
|To outline Macquarie University’s approach to effective and efficient resource management relating to energy, water and waste.|
|As institutions of higher learning, universities are in a unique position to advance the societal transformation needed to improve the wellbeing of our communities and our planet. As places of high resource consumption, universities also have an obligation to limit any negative impacts their activities may have on eco and social systems. As such, Macquarie University will strive for continued improvements in resource efficiency including minimising the use of materials, water and energy, and the production of waste, pollution and carbon emissions. The efficient use of resources is the responsibility of all staff and students and is an important part of key performance indicators across all disciplines.|
|All staff, students, contractors and visitors to the North Ryde campus.|
Macquarie University is committed to achieving maximum possible resource efficiency. This will include utilising the most efficient technology and management practices in the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of the University’s campus environment and services in order to conserve resources and preserve ecosystems. It is essential that consideration is given to the associated effects of inevitable resource use to minimise impact in all activities.Resource efficiency refers to:
Macquarie University will set demanding and achievable conservation and reduction goals and objectives pertaining to energy, water and waste. These will be regularly reviewed in the light of emerging technologies and global best practice. Regular monitoring and reporting will be undertaken.
COMPLIANCE AND BREACHES
|Contact Officer||Director, Property|
|Date Approved||15 December 2009|
Vice-President, University Services and Strategy
|Date of Commencement||15 December 2009|
12 September 2019 – Minor amendment: reference to Procurement Handbook updated to Procurement Policy, and removed reference to rescinded Purchasing Procedure.
15 August 2019 – Updated Approval Authority from Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Vice-Chancellor to Vice-President, University Services and Strategy in accordance with responsibilities per Delegations of Authority Register.
29 May 2017 - updated Approval Authority from Chief Operating Officer to Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Vice-Chancellor.
February 2014 – updated position title to COO; Procurement Handbook replaced Purchasing Policy / Guideline
August 2013 - compliance and breaches statement added
February 2011 – name change from OFM to Property
|Date for Next Review||December 2012|
|Related Documents||Energy Management Procedure|
Sustainability Policy / Procedure
Waste Management Procedure
Water Management Procedure
|Policies / Rules Superseded by this Policy||Nil|
|Keywords||Resource Efficiency, Resource Management, Sustainability, Sustainable, Consumption, Water, Energy, Waste, Material, Emissions, Pollution|