Sustainability

Sustainability at HHGS

HHGS is committed to creating a more sustainable union, and in turn contributing to a more sustainable society. By sustainability we mean all three main dimensions of sustainability; environmental, social and economic. HHGS sustainability work focuses on three parts:

Connect within the organisation

Developing sustainable practices within our own organisation, in all projects, associations and companies.

 

Influence the school

Influencing the School of Business, Economics and Law at University of Gothenburg to increase the integration of sustainable development in education as well as adopting more sustainable practices.

 

Engage students

Provide opportunities within sustainability for students.

HHGS Sustainability Policy

HHGS Sustainability Policy is connected to the Sustainable Development Goals, with each paragraph connected to one or more of the goals.

HHGS Sustainability Policy

Contact

Do you want to learn more about sustainability at HHGS? Please contact the Vice President or Handels Council of Sustainability (HCS)

Examples of how HHGS works with sustainability in connection to the Sustainable Development Goals

”At all HHGS events at least one person of the organisers must be sober from the effects of both alcohol and drugs. All organisations shall strive to have a healthy approach to alcohol consumption during events organised by organisations.”

”At all HHGS events at least one person of the organisers must be sober from the effects of both alcohol and drugs. All organisations shall strive to have a healthy approach to alcohol consumption during events organised by organisations.”

”HHGS shall work to ensure HGU and the education provided by HGU aims at becoming more sustainable in all dimensions of sustainability.”

”All HHGS activities shall be guided by the principle that everyone shall be treated equally regardless of religion, social background, disability, sexual orientation, language abilities, age or any of the previously mentioned in an intersectional perspective.”

”All organisations shall strive for a safe and secure working environment for all active HHGS members.”

”HHGS shall strive to promote accessible and transparent communication in all organisations. HHGS shall strive to make sure digital communication and technology within HHGS is relevant.”

”All organisations should strive for a diverse representation, with the purpose of including all HHGS members regardless of gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion, social background, disability, sexual orientation, language abilities or age.”

”HHGS shall strive to minimise the use of disposable materials within all organisations and at all organised events.”

”When traveling representing HHGS the trip should be made in an environmentally sound and cost-effective manner. Flights shorter than 500 km are not acceptable.”

”The HHGS Board shall have a whistleblowing service, clearly accessible by all HHGS members.”

”HHGS shall strive to encourage sustainable partnerships and collaborations within all organisations.”

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