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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 Gold
Overall Score 73.90
Liaison Pegah Djamzad
Submission Date Oct. 5, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Simon Fraser University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Pegah Djamzad
Analyst
Sustainability Office
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:
Yes

The charter or mission statement of the committee(s) or a brief description of each committee's purview and activities:

Sustainability at SFU is governed by the President and Vice-Presidents. Responsibility for the planning, implementation, resourcing and reporting of SFU’s sustainability targets and activities is distributed across all Vice-Presidents’ portfolios as per SFU’s Sustainability Policy (GP38).

Vice-Presidents are responsible for reviewing Sustainability Action Plans for their portfolios, and for approving actions, schedules and funding to implement them. Information from the Plans will be compiled and published in an Annual Sustainability Report.


Members of each committee, including affiliations and role (e.g. staff, student, or faculty):

The committee consists of 6 members, all from the university's senior administration:
Andrew Petter, President and Vice-Chancellor
Martin Pochurko, Vice-President Finance & Administration
Peter Keller, Vice-President Academic & Provost
Joy Johnson, Vice-President Research and International
Joanne Curry, Vice-President External Relations
Michael den Haan, Vice-President Advancement & Alumni Engagement


Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) employee?:
Yes

A brief description of each sustainability office:

Established in 2012, SFU's Sustainability Office supports SFU's Vice-Presidents, at a system-level to develop and implement the Institution's Sustainability Policy (GP 38), 20-Year Sustainability Vision and Goals, and subsequent 5-year sustainability strategic plans.

The office provides the SFU community with best practice services and tools to strengthen their existing and emerging sustainability initiatives, and lead campus-wide signature sustainability projects like the Zero Waste Initiative and the Sustainable Spaces Program.


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
8

Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:
Yes

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Director; Associate Director; Manager, Campus Sustainability; Manager, Communications & Engagement; Manager, Research Sustainability; Manager, Student Learning & Leadership; Analyst, Reporting & Awards; Program Coordinator, Campus Sustainability

Does the institution have a mechanism for broad sustainability coordination for the entire institution (e.g. a campus-wide committee or an officer/office responsible for the entire campus)?:
Yes

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the institution-wide coordinating body or officer during the previous three years:

The Sustainability Office mandate is to empower SFU and its communities to advance sustainability with strategic planning, support, tools and other leadership services.

Most recently, Sustainability Office invited the entire SFU community of staff, students and faculty from across the institution's three campuses to envision what a sustainable SFU would look like in 20 years. The resulting community developed 20-Year Sustainability Vision and Goals provide a road map for SFU's sustainable future.


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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.