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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 47.40
Liaison Havina Georgieva
Submission Date April 4, 2017
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STARS v2.1

FIE: Foundation for International Education
OP-17: Employee Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.94 / 2.00 Mieke Berg
Director of Residence Life
Residence Life
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total percentage of the institution’s employees that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary method of transportation:
96.88

A brief description of the method(s) used to gather data about employee commuting, including the timeframe for when the analysis was conducted and how a representative sample was reached, if applicable:

In January 2017, FIE conducted a survey (via SurveyMonkey) of the Foundation House based staff to assess their use of public transportation as well as other sustainable actions. 47 employees were sent the survey and 33 responded; the information and percentages shared is based on a sample of 33. Where percentages are not shared, no applicable information was collected.


The percentage of the institution's employees that use each of the following modes as their primary means of transportation to and from campus::
Percentage (0-100)
Commute with only the driver in the vehicle (excluding motorcycles and scooters) ---
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 37.50
Vanpool or carpool ---
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 59.38
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped ---
Telecommute for 50 percent or more of their regular work hours 0

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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FIE has partnered with ClimateCare (https://climatecare.org/) since 2012 to tackle the impact associated with the business travel of our London, Dublin, and US-based staff and offset our CO₂ emissions. ClimateCare is an organization that offsets global greenhouse gas emissions on behalf of companies and individuals. These offsets are made through a range of projects around the world that not only make real reductions in carbon emissions, but also make a difference to people’s lives in some of the world’s least developed countries.

In 2016, FIE offset 109.11 tonnes of CO2 at a cost of £818.31. FIE also added our US-based team to the ClimateCare scheme, including their business travel in our 2016 reporting; they will be included in all future offsetting reporting.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.