Sustainability Policy for Koru Education
Koru Education is a Community Interest Company with the primary role of supporting and promoting sustainability through education, training and demonstration of best practice. The company aims to demonstrate and promote sustainable practice through the following:
Efficient and appropriate use of resources including printing, wider stationary use and additional supporting material. Our purchasing policy is to use local suppliers where appropriate supplying goods and equipment from sustainable sources.
We aim to work primarily with companies and organisations that work through similar ethical and environmental principles and where possible are locally based.
The aim of the company is to facilitate positive change through awareness raising and flexible learning and training supported through the use of online material.
Where possible meetings will be carried out through tele-conference, Skype or other means that do not require transport, if this is not available then public transport options will be engaged to attend the meetings/conferences etc.
We aim to promote a positive approach to land/campus/grounds management in educational establishments through education and training.
Through our local partners and national strategies we promote:
- positive engagement with food and healthy eating
- energy efficiency and use of renewables where appropriate.
- positive engagement with and value for the wider environment
- program development for waste and recycling
- curriculum development to support awareness and understanding of sustainability
We have a Community Interest bank account with the Cooperative Bank that requires a commitment to and compliance with ethical and environmental criteria.
We purchase work ware and clothing from ethical suppliers.
Our online learning facility aims to widen participation to those groups that may not be able to access educational programs due to external circumstance.
R.G. Bannister (Director)