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SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

Our planet has provided us with an abundance of natural resources. But we have not utilized them responsibly and currently consume far beyond what our planet can provide. Goal 12 is about sustainably managing natural resources, reducing and managing waste better, and promoting sustainable lifestyles and company practices.

SDG 12: Responsible Consuption and Production

YORK LAUNCHES NEW SOCIAL PROCUREMENT POLICY – A FIRST IN CANADA

Pictured here: Dexter King

York University is one of the first universities in Canada to establish a Social Procurement Policy. That’s because York understands that a community-engaged approach helps drive social change and inclusive economic growth. Procurement
services director Dexter King is leading the work to change how the University buys goods and services, which is front and centre in York’s new Markham Campus project. Learn more here.

Facts

90

publications

(2018-2020)

368 kg

of organics collected in 2018-2019

334 kg

of batteries recycled
in 2018-2019

70%

Waste Diversion Rate
for 2018-2019

55%

of publications co-authored with international collaborators

20+

Programs relevant or related to SDG 12

3,600 kg

of waste recycled in 2018-2019

Stories

Reduce, reuse, and rethink
Ecological Footprint Collaboration