SDG 12: responsible consumption and production

SDG 12: responsible consumption and production

IMT Atlantique mission is to establish sustainable consumption and sustainable production. It implements this mission through various actions and research projects.

I. Hazardous industrial waste

Hazardous Industrial Waste Signature of a contract with a company to provide us with storage, collection and treatment services for its hazardous industrial waste..

IMT Atlantique measures the amount of waste generated and recycled on all campuses. This measurement is carried out by an external company called A2DM Climat Mundi.

The results of the measurements can be found in the "Bilan Carbone 2020" presentation document (page 17).

II. Sustainable Purchasing and Procurement supply Policy

Responsible purchasing and procurement integrate the various aspects of sustainable development, throughout the life cycle of the products or services purchased, namely:

  • the environmental dimension: Consideration of the impact on the environment such as the use of non-toxic substances and renewable materials during the product design phase; consumption of water and consumables during use; reuse, recycling and disposal of the product at the end of its life.
  • the social dimension: Taking into account social aspects, in particular respect for human rights at work; recourse to companies or associations of a social nature.
  • the economic dimension: Taking into account the economic impact of purchasing decisions, its environment and its suppliers in a global cost logic.

In terms of research, sustainable Food Supply Chain Faced with the challenges associated with sustainably feeding the world’s growing population, the food industry is increasingly relying on operations research (OR) techniques to achieve economic, environmental and social sustainability.

See our Sustainable Puchasing and Procurement Policy

III. Formulation of diesel/colza oil Fuel

The modification of diesel fuel significantly improves its fuel properties as well as environmental pollution issues. The use of colza oil with diesel fuel and with water in investigate to reduce emissions of diesel combustion.

IV. Sustainable Consumption Patterns

  • Printing: quality and environmental certifications: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, UGRA
  • Paper labels and waste sorting labels: FSC, PEFC, Imprim’Vert 2020
  • Purchasing and professional groups
  • Documents printed with vegetable-based inks
  • Affixing the certification on the back of the print documents
  • Ethical purchasing of objects, manufactured in Europe and according to DD&RS-certified standards

Scientific publications SDG 12

Updated 09.12.2022 by IMT Atlantique