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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 45.51
Liaison Mat Thijssen
Submission Date Nov. 6, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Waterloo
EN-8: Employee Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.65 / 1.00 Mat Thijssen
Sustainability Manager
Sustainability Office
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Percentage of new employees (faculty and staff) that are offered orientation and/or outreach and guidance materials that cover sustainability topics:
65

A brief description of how sustainability is included in new employee orientation (including how multiple dimensions of sustainability are addressed):

All staff receive information about campus sustainability efforts as part of their orientation. Human Resources provides an overview presentation on campus sustainability during new employee orientation sessions, including a snapshot of the Sustainability Report and in messaging on institutional initiatives from the President’s Office. They also promote key sustainability services to new employees, such as discounted bus passes, carpool matching, local and vegetarian food options, coffee discounts when you bring a reusable cup, and where to go to learn more information. Waterloo’s Sustainability Office has begun partnering with HR to join the welcome fair for new faculty members, including by setting up a booth and providing information about services on campus, Waterloo’s objectives and progress, and the Sustainability Guide. Since not all staff and faculty members attend the orientation sessions, it is estimated that these efforts reach approximately 65% of all new staff and faculty based on attendance records.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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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.