2021 Sustainability Institution of the Year - Polytech Montpellier - France
Involved in Sustainable Development and Social Responsibility (SDSR) since 2010, Polytech Montpellier is one of the top 10 SDSR-certified French institutions in 2016 (www.label-DDRS.org).
Polytech Montpellier’s involvement is based on the National Green plan (July 2012) with actions in the 5 axes directly correlated to the reference framework: governance, training, research, environment, and social policy/territorial anchoring. Our SDSR approach, built in project mode and based on a working group, a steering committee, and a student association, has made it possible to spread a wide range of actions at both local and national scale.
The significant evolution of our pedagogical practices in relation to ecological challenges, but also the emergence of robust SDSR dynamics at the school level, have encouraged an initiative at the scale of the Polytech Engineering School network. By regrouping all the 15 schools of this national and unique network around our project, we deploy innovative pedagogical tools to address learning SDSR issues in higher education.