Over the past 15 years, KU Leuven has cut building emissions by half. More than 60% of employees use alternatives to car transportation to reach work, and cutting emissions from business travel has become a priority for the institution.
Part of the institution’s holistic strategic plan, the KU Leuven Sustainable Travel Policy emphasizes 3 action points:
Carbon offsetting for flights is voluntary. Contributions are collected for an internal fund, to support video conferencing, sustainable research, and efforts such as Carbon + Alt + Delete and reforestation projects.
KU Leuven will monitor travel-related emissions, and provide travelers with annual summaries of their aviation-related travel emissions.