Our Social and Environmental Report

In 2020, EHL released its first social and environmental report, confirming the start of its journey towards sustainability by publishing a set of commitments approved by the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee.  The report is now released yearly, covering the actions over the course of the previous year.

There is still a lot to be done, but we are devoted to take on the challenges of today’s society and develop our metrics for more precise reporting from year to year, to be able to set precise objectives for positive change over the short, medium and long term.

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Our Sustainability Goals

In 2015, the United Nations launched 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They constitute a strong framework of goals to be achieved by all organizations in order to make our society sustainable.

EHL identified 5 United Nations SDGs where they could have the most impact. These 5 SDGs were then used as a starting point to define 4 pillars for the Contributing Beyond Education platform:

  • Integrate Sustainability in Education
  • Care for our People
  • Contribute to our Communities
  • Respect our Environment
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Integrate Sustainability in Education

Educating tomorrow’s industry leaders is at the heart of our mission. We aim to integrate sustainability into our classroom and virtual curriculum, as well as throughout the campus experience. By offering our students opportunities to learn about sustainability, both in and outside the classroom, we intend to prepare the next generation of conscious sustainability leaders.

Some of our initiatives:

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Care for our People

EHL is committed to caring for our people, even beyond the boundaries of our campuses. With a strong emphasis on family as an overriding value, we are serious about our commitment to building a diverse and inclusive EHL community. As part of our sustainability commitments, we are taking concrete and measurable steps to ensure the health, safety and well-being of our students, alumni, staff and faculty globally.

Some examples:

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Contribute to our Communities

EHL Group is present around the world, and we are dedicated to supporting the broader communities around us. This pillar guides actions aiming at giving back to and supporting local and global communities. EHL contributes to job hiring, economic growth and provides resources and expertise to our partners.

Find out more about:

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Respect our Environment

In keeping with our values, we aim to “walk the talk” and implement concrete actions to reduce our own environmental impact at all EHL campuses and offices. These efforts are measured by our continuous improvement approach around our buildings and infrastructure, including lowering our energy use, reducing our waste and purchasing food and beverages from locally and sustainably managed sources.

Find out more about:

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Make the difference

Shifting our practices to be more sustainable and discovering new solutions to sustainability issues will not happen overnight. At the same time it’s never been easier and more important for all members of the EHL Community to start contributing.

Get involved can mean many things: looking at a daily decision through a new angle, exploring fresh ideas, connecting with new people, or making small changes at work, in the classroom, on campus or the dorm.
Here is the starting point of your journey. What you choose to do next is up to you.

 

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