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Sustainable Development Goal 12

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Learn how UVic advanced SDG 12 during 2022:


Total campus waste recycled


Total waste sent to Landfill



Scopus/Elsevier 2018-22


Scopus/Elsevier 2018-22


Scopus/Elsevier 2018-22

Education & student experience

SDG 12 in action at Co-op and Career
Uvic's Cooperative Education and Careers program logo next to the United Nations Sustainable Development Wheel logo

Discover how Co-op students are addressing SDG 12

Recycling plastic bottles
Poster of a 2022 waste recollection campaign by the student group "UVic Global Brigades", with background of digital images of bottles and cans and the text" "BOTTLE DRIVE. Saturday April 2nd 10 am - 4 pm, Glanford Bottle Depot, 4261 Glanford Avenue"

Recycling plastic bottles to raise funds for student-led environmental projects

Plastic waste student club
Group photo of sixteen young volunteers (and a furry dog) behind  bins containing the waste collected from the campaing. They hold a sing of the "Surfrider Foundation"

Student clubs engaging UVic students on the issue of plastic pollution through educational events

Waste solutions award
Logo of UVic with the text: Centre for Social and Sustainable Innovation at the Gustavson School of Business

MIIISsion Imposible award to business students' projects tackling sustainable waste challenges


Sustainable consumption and production
Photo of a waste recycling centre from the Cooperativa Cooperfenix - Centro de Reciclagem, at Diadema, Brazil, showing the inside of a warehouse with tons of different types of waste separated by type  in large sacks and metal cans , with a woman working in the middle with gloves.

Social and environmental outcomes of grassroots innovations, the circular economy and waste

Responsible management
Logo of the University of Victoria next to the text: "Gustavson  School of Business, University of Victoria"

Adressing the Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRIME) thoughout curriculum and research

Brand Trust Index
Front page of the report: "GUSTAVSON BRAND TRUST INDEX 2022.  Must trusted brand in Canada. Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria"

Analyzing the role that brand trust plays in the minds of consumers when making purchase decisions

Uncovering greenwashing
Logo of the Faculty of Law with UVic's martlet

Identifying false environmental claims from corporations

Community & campus operations

Engaging with communities on responsible economy
Logo of UVic with the text: Centre for Social and Sustainable Innovation at the Gustavson School of Business

Engaging high school students in sustainable packaging and waste management

Sustainability reports
Aerial image of a UVic campus pathway full of students between trees and lamps

Addressing environmental, social, and institutional sustainability on campus

Eco Box
Poster of the Eco Bos program, with an image of a recyclable box and the text: "LEarn how you can help reduce waste on campus"

Prioritizing waste reduction practices on campus and enhancing diversion in our food outlets

Climate and Sustainability Action Plan
Photo of a young woman holding a fern leaf and smiling to the camera, situated in the forest of Mystique Vale at UVic

Preparing new generations of leaders on climate solutions through teaching, research and campus operations

Policy & policy making

Waste disposal
Aerial picture at Dusk of the city of Victoria from west to east.

Dealing with hazardous waste on campus in an environmentally responsible manner

Minimization of plastic
Photo of a female and male UVic staff members disposing waste into the large waste bins distributed on campus with colour signages for each type of waste

Diverting waste from the landfill through innovative recycling and composting initiatives

Ethical sourcing
Image of a large sign on a campus entry way with the text and logo: "University of Victoria"

Ethical, social and environmental standards for all suppliers

Minimization of disposables
Aerial view of the University of Victoria Campus

Reducing waste, maintaining and continually improving the sustainability of our operations