Being sustainable at STAR

STAR's Societal Impact and Sustainability Effort

Acting more sustainable is fundamental for STAR. On this page you can find out more information on our various sustainability efforts. These are concentrated around three pillars: reducing environmental impact; promoting inclusion; and sourcing responsibly.

Sustainability Pillars

Reduce Environmental Impact

STAR offers her members the opportunity to compensate CO2 on all flights. Next to this, we aim to reduce and responsibly dispose of the waste we create. Whenever possible, we always opt for the most sustainable option.

Promote Inclusion

Everyone at STAR is able to be who they are and express themselves in the way they want to. Previously, this initiative was known as STAR Pride.

Source Responsibly

Responsibly source food and materials, used during our activities and at our office. In all the events we organize we offer a meat-free option by default, unless individual members opt for a food-option that includes meat. During drinks and other social activities, we aim to offer at least 50% of all snacks as a vegetarian option.

RSM STAR Changemaker Forum

The sustainable agenda has forced business into a revolutionary period, with the call to re-engineer our business structures, strategies and stance towards sustainability.

RSM STAR Changemaker Forum is an annual event organized by STAR and RSM focusing on inspiring RSM students to be a force for positive change.

STAR’s Sustainable Standards

In everything we do, we aim to be sustainable. To ensure this effort is realizable STAR has designed the nine “STAR Sustainable Standards”, which must be taken into account for every single event we organize.

  1. We do not purchase single use plastic products – SDG 12
  2. We offer all committees the opportunity to organise sustainable initiatives, funded by our internal Sustainability Fund
  3. We offer all MSCs and fulltime committees the opportunity to organise activities with NGO’s, at a cost-based rate – SDG 17
  4. Everyone is equal at STAR, no matter your race, sex, sexual orientation or disability – SDG 5
  5. We evaluate all merchandise/goodies on use and environmental impact – SDG 12
  6. We attempt to limit printing. If we print, we use FSC paper – SDG 12
  7. Meatless is the default. We do, however, provide students with the option to choose meat – SDG 12 
  8. We provide students with the option to compensate the CO2 emissions of their flight (in collaboration with Corekees)
  9. We encourage the organisation of inspirational events that incorporate sustainability
These Standards were designed based on the Sustainability and Societal Impact Checklist. This checklist can be downloaded here and offers an insight into the different aspects and focus areas of sustainability within STAR.

Download the checklist

Partnership with Corekees


We would like to get in touch with you about our sustainability efforts. Feel free to contact Bastiaan van der Kolk, our sustainability manager.

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