As a follow-up to the Positive Impact Rating 2020, Antwerp Management School (AMS) developed a sustainability strategy, together with its stakeholders, expressed in detail in the AMS' Sustainability Progress Report. The report showcases the sustainability initiatives that AMS has initiated with the goal to positively impact students, staff, partners, and the world.
AMS has strengthened its operations, programs, partnerships, and contributions to society by aligning its sustainability strategy with the SDGs. The AMS Sustainability Framework includes three pillars:
Human Impact: AMS focuses on human impact goals towards employee and student wellbeing, but also on transparency and communication, to ensure equal rights and equal opportunities for all.
Environmental Impact: AMS directs its environmental impact goals towards campus waste, climate action, sustainable building, travels, and circular economy. AMS has committed to be carbon neutral by 2030 and is a member of the Belgian Alliance for Climate Action.
Knowledge Impact: Through its knowledge impact goals, AMS aims to develop sustainable mindsets and interdisciplinary collaboration. Through their research and sustainability projects the focus is on learning innovation, societal consciousness, and complete learning experience.
To integrate sustainability further, AMS involves all stakeholders in its sustainability initiatives, including industry and academic partners, research and valorization team, executive education and full-time master's teams, students, clients, facilities, and HR staff. By mapping the AMS impact and achievements, and by drawing on existing frameworks such as the 17 SDGs, the PRME initiative, and the PIR, AMS is committed to its Sustainability Framework as a foundation for the long-term strategy.