Sustainability and social responsibility strategies at Spanish Universities: An assessment tool

David Alba Hidalgo, Rosa Barbeitos Alcántara, M. Teresa Barral Silva, Javier Benayas Del Álamo, Dora Blanco Heras, Xavier Domènech Antúnez, Isabel Fernández Sánchez, Anna Florensa I Botines, Fuensanta García Orenes, Noelia López Álvarez, Pere Ysern Comas

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Since 2007 the group on Sustainability Assessment of the Spanish Rectors' Conference is working on the definition of a framework for the assessment and benchmarking of environmental and sustainable activities and strategies at Spanish Universities. During 2010 and 2011 it has carried out a study called "Evaluation of sustainability policies and their relation to the International Campus of Excellence program". The main results from this study have led to the identification of a system of indicators to measure the progress of Spanish Universities in their contribution to sustainability and social responsibility. 31 universities have participated in the study by filling in the initial questionnaire. Moreover, they have all been interviewed by the research team. We can say that, in general, these universities present a good level of environmental awareness, curricular greening programs, and operational actions, mainly related to waste management. On.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-75
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2012


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