TropEco 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.
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.
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
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.