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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
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Waterloo
EN-15: Trademark Licensing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Mat Thijssen
Sustainability Manager
Sustainability Office
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Is the institution a member of the Worker Rights Consortium?:
No

Is the institution a member of the Fair Labor Association? :
No

A brief description of the institution’s WRC or FLA membership, including the year membership was last established or renewed:
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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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The University of Waterloo is not currently a member of either the Worker Rights Consortium or the Fair Labor Association. However, the Retail Services Department made a voluntary commitment many years ago to ensure that the products it sources are produced under fair, safe working conditions. Before establishing a relationship with a new vendor, Retail Services requires that it sign a form verifying its adherence to “just labour practices.” While one does not currently exist, Retail Services is also working with the University of Waterloo’s Office of Legal & Immigration Services and the University Relations Department to develop a Trademark Licensing Agreement. This new agreement, once implemented, will be used to extend the requirement of adherence to fair, safe labour practices to university products sourced from/via off-campus vendors.

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.