Policy Statement, Guidelines and Climate Action Plan

In 2017, UTAR formed Green Campus Committee to raise the environmental awareness among students and staff through understanding environmental issues, sharing information and continuous education, engage in environmental stewardship and to promote sustainable use of the earth’s resources by adopting socially and ecologically responsible practices, and instil environmental responsibility as a corporate goal, recognising that ownership of this responsibility is essential to our environmental future and future generations.

Energy Management Policy Statement

The University launched the Energy Management Policy Statement to set out our aims and goals pertaining energy use and management at the campuses.

This Policy defines the commitment of the Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman towards the management of resources that seeks to generate sustainable returns while better managing risks and generating sustainable long term value.

The purpose of this policy is to establish a framework for sustainable purchase of goods and services for the University in a timely and cost-effective manner, while minimizing the impact on health and the environment, and deliver community benefits through better selection of products and services in line with the University’s Vision and Mission

The University seeks to minimise the wastes going to landfills through a recycling initiative. The purpose of this procedure document is to provide guidelines for the management and collection of recyclable materials.

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman aims to implement its procurement activities in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. The purpose of this policy is to have healthy and sustainable food consumption and habits through good health practices, advice and educational events.

The purpose of this policy is to promote environmental sustainability and creating environmental awareness among its students, staff, stakeholders and the public to conserve the environment and to prevent environmental pollution.

 Guidelines for Energy Conservation Infringement

The University has implemented the Guidelines for Energy Conservation Infringement to reduce carbon footprints by reducing the energy consumption and improving efficient usage of energy without compromising the comfort and health of the learning environment. 

 UTAR Climate Action Plan

Through the Climate Action Plan, the University is committed and responsible to implement various strategies in teaching, research, student’s activities and university operation to reduce Scope 1-3 GHG emissions and therefor combat the climate change with the collective efforts from our faculty members and students. The following strategies will help the University, the nation and the world move away from negative consequences of fossil fuel burning. 

Strategy 1:      Improvement in Energy Efficiency and Conservation

Strategy 2:      Use of Renewable Energy and Energy Storage System

Strategy 3:      Enhancement in Transportation Options

Strategy 4:      Recycling and Reduced Waste Streams

Strategy 5:      Development of Cutting-Edge Climate Change Related Research and Teaching

The university intends to reduce the use of polystyrene in everyday purchasing and encourage consumers to stop using expanded polystyrene packaging

These regulations are made in order to reduce the use of non-degradable plastic bag and straw in everyday activities of purchasing, and encourage consumers to stop using non-degradable plastic bag and straw.