Sustainable Office Accreditation

TropEco Sustainable Office Accreditation

Sustainable Office Accreditation

Staff play a key role in embedding a culture of sustainability at JCU and the success of JCU in achieving its sustainability goals relies on all staff taking responsibility for their actions. To support this, TropEco has created a Sustainable Office Accreditation Program (SOAP) that recognises the efforts of staff to embed sustainable practices in their everyday operations.

Sustainable Office Accreditation Program

The JCU Sustainable Office Accreditation program is designed to empower staff to take responsibility for their sustainability practices in their workplace. The program is an incentive based, voluntary program that celebrates staff efforts, giving teams a bronze, silver, gold or platinum status. The flexible program is designed to be implemented at the Office, College, Research Centre, building or floor level, allowing individuals to work together and empower each other. The program is run annually with each team's accreditation updated yearly.

How does it work?

Points are awarded for different office initiatives and activities and there are four levels of accreditation achievable:

Bronze - 200 - 300 points achieved

Silver - 300 - 450 points achieved

Gold - 450 - 600 points achieved

Platinum - 600+ points achieved

How can you participate?

The 2018 Sustainable Office Accreditation Program has now been completed with 14 teams particpating. See the results of the 2018 SOAP below.

Stay tuned for our new and improved program in 2019 where we will be launching the Green Impact program. Green Impact is similar to the Sustainable Office Accreditation Program but is run across a number of Australian universities and provides a better user interface and support for teams to acheive their sustainability goals and compete for prizes.

2018 Accredited Teams

Platinum Accreditation

  • SOAPBox team (Student Services and International - Townsville) (Overall winner)
  • Library and Information Services (Townsville)
  • Financial and Business Services Directorate
  • Estate Directorate

Gold Accreditation

  • Quality, Planning and Analytics Directorate
  • Human Resources Directorate
  • Library and Information Services (Cairns winner)
  • Division of Tropical Health and Medicine Office (Cairns)
  • Learning, Teaching and Student Engagement (Cairns)
  • Student Life (Cairns)

Silver Accreditation

  • Australian Tropical Herbarium
  • Student Centre (Cairns)
  • Marketing (Cairns)

Bronze Accreditation

  • Indigenous Education and Research Centre (Cairns)

2017 Accredited Teams

Platinum Accreditation

  • Financial and Business Services Directorate
  • Quality, Planning and Analytics Directorate
  • Estate Directorate

Gold Accreditation

  • Cairns Library
  • Student Life - Cairns
  • Cairns E2 Building - Anachronistic Tree Huggers

Silver Accreditation

  • Human Resources Directorate
  • Tropical Health and Medicine - Divisional Office (Townsville)
  • Global Strategy and Engagement - Building 8 Office (Townsville)
  • AITHM (Cairns)
  • Student Centre (Cairns)
  • Student Association (Cairns)
  • Marketing (Cairns)
  • TropWater (Cairns)
  • Learning, Teaching and Student Engagement (Cairns)
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