Interested in getting out in the local community and making a difference?  BEES (Business Ethics & Environmental Students) is an exciting new student-led project starting this term.  BEES is a fantastic opportunity to gain professional training and work experience as a business consultant, auditing the business ethics of local organisations to drive positive change.

 

Talking about the project, Union President, David Gilani said: “Sustainability in Southampton has made some great progress over the last few years, and this BEES bid signifies another massive step forward. Although delivering a sustainability auditing tool to our local community is much more ambitious than has been attempted before, the project still includes the same collaboration between the University and SUSU that has made past projects, like Blackout, so successful. I can’t wait to get started.”

VP Welfare Beckie Thomas continued: “I’m really excited to help students work with local organisations in this way; it could be transforming for the city and its people. BEES is a great opportunity for student-led action, putting students at the forefront, where they will tackle sustainability issues both now and in the future.”

The main aim of the project is to transform ethical and environmental business practice in the University and across the city.

 

As part of this, the project will address ethical practices such as living wage, investment and supply chain management, as well as resource consumption, carbon emissions and transport.

 

If you’re interested in getting involved there is a special Pool Day taking place on the 5 December from 3-5pm.  To find out more and sign up visit www.susu.org/your-skills/27/bees-business-ethics-and-environmental-student-introductory-event.html