Towards a green campus
The Centre acknowledges its responsibility to protect the environment and affirm the principle of sustainability in the pursuit of its mandate and strategic objectives. This vision is reflected in its Strategic Plan for 2012-15, which includes provisions to make the Centre better adapted to environmental concerns.
To integrate sustainable practices into its overall operations, the Centre adopted a Policy Statement on the Environment that provides a roadmap for the adoption of environmentally-friendly measures, ranging from reducing the environmental impact of its facilities and operations, to building a more sustainable approach to learning and curricula development.
A Green Campus Advisory Group was established in 2011 to guide the Centre’s efforts on the continuous improvement and environmental sustainability of the campus facilities and services. Progress and performance are regularly monitored and the results made known through the Centre’s reporting system and communication channels.
In February 2014, the Centre was awarded the International Eco-Schools Award Certificate for its achievements in sustainable development education and management. The International Eco-Schools Award Certificate is the largest international programme for sustainable schools and is organized by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). Based on ISO 14001:2004, it promotes environmental and sustainable developmental education for schools, universities and other educational and learning institutions.
The Centre has, at the same time, been aligning itself with the Greening the Blue Initiative, a worldwide commitment towards a climate neutral and sustainable United Nations.
The Centre has created a Tree Trail on campus and published its guide,
to mark the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Covenant between the ILO and the City of Turin on 29 July,1964.