2024

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Certificate number: CFT 001/2023 RTI

The Biosphere Certified label is awarded after verifying that sustainable practices are being implemented correctly. It is a guarantee that the entity is fulfilling its commitments.

Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra

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Certificate number: CFT 001/2023 RTI

The Biosphere Certified label is awarded after verifying that sustainable practices are being implemented correctly. It is a guarantee that the entity is fulfilling its commitments.

Sustainability efforts

What has Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra committed to? Read on to learn more:

The global sustainability of Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra

Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals entails certain difficulties, but Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra has done it, and with flying colors.

  • They support more sustainable uses of marine resources.
  • They collaborate with programs and social projects in their environment.
  • They act to reduce the impacts of their activity on biodiversity.

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Sustainability areas

Environment and Climate Change

The sustainability of the processes of catchment, supply, sanitation and treatment of the resource is guaranteed in the following way:

  • They carry out campaigns to inform and raise awareness about cleanliness and the responsible use of water.
  • They apply measures to reuse water in their facilities.
  • Its facilities encourage you to consume less water and more efficiently.

According to the UN, access to electricity in the poorest countries has begun to accelerate, while energy efficiency continues to improve and renewable energy is achieving excellent results. Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra is doing its bit in the following ways:

The company contributes to ensuring and promoting universal access to clean, smart and modern energy services:

  • They adopt energy efficiency measures in their facilities.
  • They prioritize the use of green and more renewable energy sources.
  • They carry out awareness campaigns on the use of energy.

Did you know that, according to UNEP, 931 million meals are wasted in the world every year? Here are the efforts it is making Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra to fight against this scourge.

The entity implements sustainable consumption and production patterns, for example:

  • They control, monitor and report on the management of their waste and impacts.
  • They adopt measures to minimize the waste they generate with their activity.
  • They promote the 3Rs in their facilities and production models: reduce, recycle and reuse.
  • They prioritize the purchase and consumption of local and sustainable products and services.

As a global response to climate change, the entity carries out actions such as:

  • They encourage sustainable mobility.

To strive for sustainable underwater life, from this entity:

  • They support more sustainable uses of marine resources.
  • They promote the respectful use of beaches and marine environments.

As a strategy and measures relating to the prevention of negative impacts, from this entity:

  • They strive to prevent the degradation of terrestrial ecosystems and habitats.
  • They act to reduce the impacts of their activity on biodiversity.

Society and Culture

In order to promote inclusive economic development, from this entity:

  • They participate in international humanitarian solidarity projects.
  • They collaborate with programs and social projects in their environment.

Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra has decided to strive to improve the well-being of others through initiatives related to Sustainable Development Goal 3.

To promote healthy activities and prevent health risks:

  • They promote the adoption of healthier lifestyles and habits.
  • They collaborate with health systems in favor of collective health.
  • They implement sanitary measures against Covid and other infectious pathologies.
  • They participate in projects aimed at promoting better health for people.
  • They apply safety and risk prevention measures.

 Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra is adapting to the real needs of its employees, customers and other stakeholders, keeping sustainable development as its main objective.

To ensure the existence of inclusive and quality training:

  • They promote knowledge about sustainable development.
  • They participate in the development of educational projects of other entities.
  • They care about training their staff.

To become a powerful tool for women's empowerment, from this entity:

  • They promote labor empowerment in their work systems.
  • They adopt labor measures for gender equality.

To work to avoid the pernicious effects of overcrowding, from this entity:

  • They provide information and access to accessible and more sustainable transport.
  • They offer information about the local heritage and the traditions of the place.

Democracy is necessary for sustainable development, so we must recognize the efforts of this entity to work on actions such as:

To inspire sincerity and participation, from this entity:

  • They use indicators to measure their sustainable progress.
  • They apply policies against all forms of corruption and exploitation
  • They promote more responsible and participatory management systems.
  • They use indicators to measure quality
  • They care about knowing and improving the satisfaction of their customers.

Governance and Economy

To ensure a responsible consumption model, actions are carried out, such as:

  • Its gastronomic offer is prepared following health safety protocols.
  • They take measures to prevent food waste.

In this entity, to create decent and productive employment:

  • They facilitate work-life balance and the employment of less favored groups.
  • They protect and respect the labor and equality rights of their workers.

We all have to put ourselves at the service of the communities, and to this end, in this entity:

  • Adopt resilience measures in the face of eventualities and disasters.
  • Prioritise the use of new technologies for more sustainable activity.

To incorporate equality criteria, in this entity:

  • They apply social integration, non-discriminatory and inclusive policies.
  • Facilitate universal accessibility for their customers and workers.

Now, more than ever, it is time to unite and cooperate for sustainability. From Biosphere we congratulate Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra for their efforts in SDG 17, an SDG perhaps more complex than the rest, but more necessary than ever.

It is necessary to build alliances for sustainability. To this end:

  • They create agreements and alliances in favor of sustainability
  • They collaborate with academic institutions in favor of sustainable development.
  • They share their good practices and sustainable experiences with other entities.

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