Politecnico di Torino defines and pursues five dimensions of sustainability:
Energy and buildings
Pursuing energy sustainability at Politecnico di Torino means reducing and rationalizing energy use and its environmental impact on campus reality.
Mobility and transport
Sustainable mobility from and to the university campuses and its five metropolitan poles means to guarantee to all PoliTO’s employees and users the availability of various transport modes. PoliTO is not only committed to propose new vehicles, services and systems, technologies, innovative ICT applications for urban mobility plans, but also to promote them in mobility management activities of Turin City Council.
This actions field includes two fundamental focuses: a first one, towards the city and the society,
and a second one, directed to PoliTO’s internal community.
Food, water and waste
This dimension is twofold: on the food and wellness side, PoliTO is committed to promote the sustainability of the agro-food chain (energy saving, re-use of surplus) and local and traditional products and to encouraging guidelines for catering providers within the university in terms of contract and procurement (materials used). About waste management, PoliTO is committed to reduce/ rationalize waste production, thus reducing its environmental impact following the “reuse-recycle- reduction” approach. To this end, PoliTO aims to increase the efficiency of both disposals and purchases, looking towards a full closure of the life cycle of the product in a sustainable way.
Materials for the university and its employees are bought following the green public procurement guidelines, in order to respect the environment without forgetting the cost effectiveness of supply. The sustainability of Politecnico in this regards refers indeed to all its purchases - i.e., paper, food and beverages, cleaning products, IT products and goods of any kind - and part of the waste.