|Relevant UTAS Ordinance and/or
Rule Reference No.
|Ordinance 1 (Role of COuncil)|
|Relevant State/Federal Govt.
|University of Tasmania Act 1992|
|Commencement Date||21 May 2005|
|Review Date||21 May 2009|
1. Statement of Context
The achievement of the University's mission(1) and vision(2) requires that environmental protection and sustainability are key priorities in the way the University operates.
The University has a strong tradition in environmental education and research, as well as contributing to greater awareness of the importance of sound environmental management in the broader community. Consistent with this, the University has a focus on continually improving the way it manages the impact that University operations have on the environment.
The University must deliver consistent, responsible and effective environmental management to achieve its strategic goals and to fulfil its obligations to members of the University community as well as the broader community.
The objective of this principle is to improve the University's environmental management by:
The University will:
In addition to these priorities, there are a number of other priorities that are common to most individual Principles. These additional priorities are specified in the University Governance Principle and are not repeated in detail here.
The Vice-Chancellor has responsibility for the implementation of the Environmental Management Principle and the development and implementation of supporting policies, plans and procedures.
All members of the University community are responsible for undertaking their University activities in ways that support this principle and related policies, plans and procedures.
Council is responsible through the Built Environment Committee for over-viewing the performance of environmental management.
(1) The University of Tasmania is committed to continuing its long tradition of excellence in the creation, preservation, communication and application of knowledge and to scholarship that is global in scope, distinctive in its specialisations and reflecting the distinctiveness of Tasmania. The University will provide leadership within its community, contributing to the cultural, economic and social development of Tasmania.
(2) By 2010 the University of Tasmania will be ranked among the top echelon of research-led universities in Australia. The University will be a world leader in its specialist, thematic areas and will be recognised for its contribution to state and national development. As Australia's ‘natural choice for study' UTAS will be supported by its high-quality academic community, its unique island setting and its distinctive student experience.
Approved by Council on 20 May 2005
Reviewed 1 December 2006
Authorised by the Director, Governance & Legal
17 December, 2009