Our sustainability commitment
We are committed to contributing to a robust, equitable and environmentally sustainable society.
Griffith University's sustainability commitment and achievements were recognised by the Green Gown Awards Australasia in 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017
Policies, Plans and Reports
- Sustainability Policy (PDF)
- Sustainability Plan 2017–2020 (PDF)
- Sustainable Transport Strategy (PDF)
- Sustainability Plan 2013–2015 (PDF)
- Sustainability Report 2013–2015 (PDF)
- Sustainability Report 2018 (PDF)
- Green Guide for Griffith Laboratories (PDF)
- Guidelines for Safe and Sustainable Procurement of Chemicals (PDF)
- Guidelines for the Management of Clinical and Related Waste (PDF)
- Sustainable Events and Meetings Checklist (PDF)
Sustainability Sub committee
The Sustainability Sub Committee, chaired by Deputy Vice Chancellor (Engagement) Professor Martin Betts, represents all elements of the university.
Griffith is committed to responsible investments
At present approximately 95% of Griffith University's free cash is invested in cash and cash equivalent investments, such as short term fixed interest and short term money market funds. The remainder of the University's available funds are invested in a Queensland Investment Corporation growth fund. The QIC growth fund has a combination of asset classes in which it is able to invest: up to 60% of the fund can be invested in shares at any one time.
QIC is a signatory to the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment Initiative and has adopted a Responsible Investment Policy that outlines its commitment to the principles of the UNPRI . The University does maintain direct share holdings in Navitas Ltd and some unlisted companies related to innovation and commercialization efforts.
The Sir Samuel Griffith Centre is home to the Red Zone, a new learning space featuring interactive technology and massive projection displays. Showcasing the latest research and teaching expertise across Griffith University, the Red Zone is open to staff, students and the wider community.