International Training Centre International Labour Organization (ITC ILO)

www.itcilo.org

HQ: Turin, Italy

Focal Point: Antonio Giangregorio

Email: a.giangregorio [at] itcilo.org

*The Centre hosts its training activities on a campus, which includes a large residential accommodation facility (280 rooms), a Conference Centre, training and office facilities.

 

Key figures: Greenhouse gas emissions

Key Figures: Waste

Key Figures: Water

 

Director's message

 

"Environmental Sustainability Policy acknowledging its responsibility for protecting the environment and affirming the principle of sustainability in the pursuit of its mandate and strategic objectives. This policy applies to the staff and to the whole community of the Centre, including visiting participants, external collaborators, service-providers and guests.

As a consequence, the Director Mr. Liu, has nominated a formal Environmental Sustainability Committee of members among the staff to ensure the Centre’s aims to pursue its mandate in an environmentally sustainable manner, to reduce and mitigate any negative impacts on the environment, and to improve its environmental performance by reducing the depletion of natural resources, preventing further damage to the environment and maintaining the goal of climate neutrality."

Mr. Yanguo Liu, Director of the International Training Centre of the ILO

 

Mission

 

The Centre is the training arm of the International Labour Organization (ILO), a United Nations agency entrusted with promoting social justice, including internationally recognized human rights and labour standards.

The Centre’s main role is to deliver high quality, relevant and effective training, learning and capacity development services to the ILO constituents and other partners in support of the ILO Decent Work Agenda and the wider UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

The Centre’s Board included in the Strategic Targets for the biennium 2018-19 the Outcome 7: Reduced Environmental Footprint

The Outcome is declined into three different measurable indicators, taking into account EMS and Waste reduction.

 

Experience so far

 

Since 2011, the Centre has developed several in-house sustainability initiatives, primarily related to facilities, travel, and procurement.

As from 2013 to 2018 the Centre have been renewing the green certification to obtain the green flag. This certification sets the Centre as a training institution that ensures participants have power to be the change for sustainability that our world needs by engaging them in action-orientated and socially responsible learning. Awareness raising and communication campaigns for staff and participants to the Centre training activities are regularly conducted.

Efforts to modernize its technological infrastructures and devices have been already done with the adoption of energy efficient equipment and the installation of photovoltaic cells when renovating buildings

 

EMS and Reduction efforts

 

Indicator 7.3 of the 2018-19 Strategic Plan set as compulsory feasibility studies to obtain an independent Certification of Sustainable Operations, into the framework of an EMS.

 

Inventory Management Plans (IMPs)

 

Included: Carbon Footprint, waste and water. It does include facilities, air travel, land travel and all operations in general terms.

Excluded: Commuting

 

Offsetting

 

1,888 ton CO2 eq., which covers the entire organization were offset for 2017 with UNFCCC.

 

Waste Management

 

We are implementing measuring ultrasound sensors in the waste dumpsters. This project will result in fine tuning our waste inventory and therefore corrective actions to reduce waste.

Waste reduction could be measured only as from 2019.

 

Other Environmental Measures

 

Adoption of electric vehicles for all residential suppliers, including catering, cleaning, security and maintenance.

Adoption of recharging infrastructure for electric vehicles.

Adoption of plastic free policies both for staff and for suppliers, including hotel and catering management.

 

Next steps

 

We launched the so-called “100 days projects” as innovative projects to be delivered in the next 100 days. Among them, there are several related to sustainability (plastic ban, sustainable procurement, electric vehicles, innovative waste measurement, etc.)

 

ITC ILO's Environmental Sustainability Policy

ITC ILO''s Green Committee