Frameworks and strategies for sustainable operations


On this site, you can read more about the frameworks and strategies that make up the foundation for AU’s work with sustainable operations.  

Sustainability strategy

A working group consisting of students and staff has been responsible for contributing to the development of a sustainability strategy for Aarhus University from 2020 to 2025. 

The sustainability strategy is expected to be submitted for consultation at the university primo 2020 and will then be presented to the AU board.  

Responsible investment policy

The aim of the policy is to ensure that the university’s equity and liquid funds are invested in a way that ensures the best possible return within the legal framework, and to ensure that investments are made in a responsible way in relation to the environment, ethics etc.

Investments should not be made at the expense of ethical responsibility. Basically, investments must meet ethical standards, and at least every six months, AU must screen its investments to identify companies that do not comply with international norms – including UN conventions regarding the protection of the environment, human rights, employment rights, anti-corruption and controversial weapons.