• Submitted by: Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI)
  • Primary SD area: Education
  • Keywords: education
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Date of completion: 1 Jan 2000
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Deliverables & Resources
Higher Education Sustainability Initiative - MNHN Museum national d'Histoire naturelle

Organization(s) making commitment

MNHN Museum national d'Histoire naturelle

Achievement of Commitment

The National Natural History Museum is officially committed in a voluntary initiative of sustainable development since 2008. The sustainable development is an essential component, allowing the protection and the valuation of the environment, the economic development and the social evolution. This is why the Museum has to be an exemplary and innovative institution in this domain.

How this will be achieved

The Museum makes a commitment to make a full analysis of sustainable development upstream to each new project. So, it can identify the impacts and set objectives every involved department of the institution. It works day by day to reduce as much as possible all its environmental impacts: avoid the pollutions, reduce consumptions of water and energy, recycle wastes and protect the biodiversity of its site.
This policy is validated at the highest level and is leaded by a delegated department. It is then developed and shared with all the staffs. The results of environmental and social actions are every year communicated in the annual report of the Museum.
To make a commitment for the future in favor of the sustainable development, the Museum plans to create a management system dedicated to the sustainable development in its governance.

Deliverable Date
Create a management system dedicated to the sustainable development in its governance 31 Dec 1969

Resources devoted to delivery
Type Details
Staff / Technical expertise Expertise of students and staff dedicated to sustainability
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