The socio-environmental impact of the activities at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is addressed in five areas: energy and water, materials and equipment, social environment, transport, and waste.

You can find more information about each area in the menu above, such as the current state of affairs, including the sustainability improvements RSM has implemented. Our sustainability ambition drives us forward.

The RSM community is keenly aware and greatly inspired by its sustainability values and actions to ‘perform what the school teaches’, but also to actively communicate sustainable ways of doing business with relevant stakeholders. RSM stakeholders have the opportunity to help identify cost-saving measures, sustainable practices and drive successful outcomes in RSM’s operations.

If you see something you question of believe needs functional attention in either of the two RSM-based buildings, please contact:

All operations related issues go to:

RSM’s sustainability ambition drives policy and action. When we reach the following goals, our work will be done. Therefore, you can see the areas that continue to drive our collaborative work. Join us!

  • Energy and water
    All energy is obtained from renewable sources and all feasible and affordable energy-efficiency and water-saving measures are implemented in and around Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) buildings.
  • Materials and equipment
    Procurement documents and policy (with criteria) demonstrate that RSM acquires all major materials and equipment using the most sustainable options – from the view-point of the entire supply chain and to the extent that these options are functional and affordable. Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) tenders/contracts include sustainabilty criteria.
  • Social Environment
    Surveys show RSM employees’ and students’ satisfaction with working and learning environments.
  • Transportation
    Surveys show that RSM reduces its travel-related net greenhouse gas emissions, for example actual emissions minus emission offsets, by 50 per cent.
  • Waste
    Waste is prevented when feasible and affordable alternatives are available, while generated waste is recycled as much as possible at reasonable costs.

Please choose any of the five areas from the submenu above, to see specific implemented and envisioned sustainability measures.  

We applaud witnessed sustainable behaviours at RSM. We welcome suggestions and collaborations for more sustainable outcomes.