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Recognition for our actions in terms of sustainable development and social responsibility

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Published on April 19, 2024 Updated on April 19, 2024
In its Sustainable Development and Social Responsibility Action Plan, Centrale Nantes has set itself the objective of being recognised for its actions.


Centrale Nantes tops the 2023 ranking of engineering schools most committed to transition, compiled by Les Echos START and ChangeNOW

This independent ranking which was introduced in 2021 is designed to measure and evaluate - over time - the efforts made by schools and universities in terms of ecological and social transition.
Ce classement indépendant créé en 2021 permet de mesurer et évaluer - sur la durée - les efforts réalisés par les écoles et universités en matière de transition écologique et sociale. Centrale Nantes has been ranked respectively in first, then fourth, and again in first position over the three years of the ranking.

It is based on 6 criteria:

Centrale Nantes in the world's top 600 - Times Higher Education "Impact Rankings" 2023

Centrale Nantes performed well on five goals in particular:
  • Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation - top 200 (SDG 9)
  • Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all - top 300 (SDG 8)
  • Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all - top 400 (SDG 7)
  • Reduce inequality within and among countries - top 400 (SDG 10)
  • Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns - top 400 (SDG 12)


Sustainable development and social responsibility label for higher education

The sustainable development and social responsibility label for higher education (DD&RS) was created by the Conférence des Grandes Écoles (CGE), the Conférence des Présidents d'Université (CPU), the Ministry for Sustainable Development, the Ministry for Higher Education and Research and the Réseau des Etudiants pour une société écologique et solidaire (RESES).

It assesses higher education establishments in the following areas:

  • strategy and governance
  • education and training
  • research and innovation
  • campus environmental management
  • social policy

In 2023, a sustainable development project manager was recruited to prepare Centrale Nantes' application.

Published on April 19, 2024 Updated on April 19, 2024