Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.78
Liaison Julia Carlow
Submission Date May 6, 2021
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American University of Sharjah
EN-8: Employee Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Julia Carlow
Acting Head of Sustainability
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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:

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

New Faculty and Staff, at various point of the year depending on their hire date, are given a full day onboarding session where they are introduced to the various aspects of working at the university and AUS Sustainability gives a focused introduction of the concept of sustainable development, highlights of the AUS sustainability office, the team members and their responsibilities.

The presentation includes a detailed introduction of
- AUS Sustainability's key priorities (Energy, Waste, Nutrition and Community Service)
- AUS Sustainability staff and student workers
- academic goals for sustainability education
- community engagement on and off campus
- operational goals for AUS campus management

In addition to the presentation, new staff and faculty are given AUS branded reusable shopping bags and water bottles, further signaling AUS's commitment to banning single-use plastics on campus.

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

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