By today’s definition, good business governance requires planning for long term viability and taking responsibility for the effects our business decisions make on our global and local environments, communities and economies.
Universities are seen to be leading organisations, operating as best practice institutions in education, research and good governance.
Tertiary institutions also provide the perfect environment and opportunities for students to flex their consumer voices and demand that their institutions meet globally aligned trends and expectations for sustainable goals and outcomes.
Tertiary Access Group members are an important interface between the tertiary students experience on campus and the wider world. TAG members are not only there to engage and support students on campus. They provide vital services that underpin a student’s day-to-day requirements on campus, while maintaining awareness of minimising impacts.
The TAG FLAG - Vendor Profiling Survey
TAG's most successful achievement in supporting good governance and ethical, sustainable procurement was the TAG FLAG - a comprehensive, best practice, vendor profiling tool.
The TAG FLAG profiling survey aimed to identify and promote companies striving for a fair and ethical balance between all aspects of the triple bottom line - People, Planet, Profit and highlight the level of corporate responsibility promoted by TAG contract holders and suppliers. The program also supported the Sustainable Procurement ISO20400 guidelines.
SUPPLIERS - TAG suppliers were required to register and complete the Vendor Profling Survey.
MEMBERS - Members of TAG were able to access the Vendor Profiling library for details on suppliers they wished to partner with.
Unfortunately, the TAG FLAG is currently in hibernation. Technical difficulties with the platform provider and budget constraints of TAG have seen resources focused elsewhere.
If you are interested in more information please contact Shahrin Leontarou - [email protected] au. or 0405 839 694.
Sustainable and Ethical Resources
TAG provides many resources to support and assist its members in all aspects of sustainable operations. From shared member initiatives and operational guides such as sustainable event management, efficient office management, food waste management, to preferred 'green' rated suppliers and contracts, ethical and environmental purchasing protocols and more. Please visit the Resource Library link on this page for details.
TAG Member Community
TAG members interested in or responsible for looking after the health and wellbeing of students on campus, as well as the wider environment, can keep up to date with responsible business practices and sustainable products via multiple responsible business resources throughout this website including product updates, member and supplier developments, latest industry news and more.
By empowering our members to engage, we can enhance the student experience on campuses throughout Australia.
Ways to Engage:
Attend other campus events: Get to know what's happening on other campuses.
Ask for help, provide tips and offer feedback: Join the TAG Facebook page, members can post a question to the group or email a member directly!
Join our communications: Sign up to our TAG newsletters, like our social pages, and join our groups
If you require any further information, please contact [email protected]