Environmental responsibility

Our Grande Ecole is committed to acting responsibly to reduce its environmental impact both online and on its campuses.

A website with a controlled carbon footprint

According to ADEME, the French agency for the green transition, “digital technology is responsible for 3.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions, and the rapid increase in the use of such technology means its carbon footprint could double by 2025. For instance, the average French citizen owns 15 connected devices, much more than the global average of 8. And these digital devices have considerable environmental impacts throughout their life cycle, from manufacture, to use, to disposal.”

In this context, our internationally oriented Grande Ecole, fully engaged with the global transformations of today and of the future, has opted for an environmentally responsible website in line with the law on reducing the carbon footprint of digital technology in France.

What does an environmentally responsible website mean?

  • Optimization of all elements (code, pictures, animations, no autoplay videos!) to keep page size down. 
  • A “carbon badge” to verify the website’s environmental footprint and its performance levels on all screens. Performance has a big impact on a site’s carbon footprint!
  • A server hosted in France and using less electricity.

Reducing the environmental impact of our campuses

Electricity, heating, insulation, computer use, recycling, single-use plastic cups replaced with reusable eco-cups gifted to all students and staff members, no plastic cutlery, water coolers on every floor, a considerable reduction in plastic bottles… our Paris and Arcueil campuses follow an energy sufficiency plan to control their environmental impact.

Reducing our environmental impact is a long-term endeavor to which the whole ISIT community contributes every day!

A collective commitment to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

Every academic year since 2018-19, ISIT has chosen an overarching theme of the year linked to one of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals for 2030.

Having focused on disabilities, climate challenges, diversity, and sport and well-being in previous years, the school has chosen ‘Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions’ (SDG 16) as its theme for 2022-23.