Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.66
Liaison Megan Litke
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

American University
PA-4: Reporting Assurance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Courtney Stoner
Sustainability Analyst
Office of Sustainability
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Has the institution completed an assurance process that provides independent affirmation that the information in its current STARS report is reported in accordance with credit criteria?:
Yes

Did the assurance process include internal review, an external audit, or both?:
Both internal review and an external audit

The name, title, and organizational affiliation of each reviewer:

Jesse Cross - Sustainability Intern, American University Office of Sustainability (Internal Review)
Amy Butler - Director of Sustainability, Michigan State University (External Review)


A brief description of the institution’s assurance process:

-Both reviewers reviewed all credits using the STARS v2.2 Review template. Each reviewer used a separate template. Google Docs and Onedrive were used to track changes in real time.
-After the initial review, AU reviewed the credits that had suggestions for improvement or needed revision and made revisions as necessary.
-After revisions were made, both revisions went back to look over the credits for a second time to make sure that corrections were made and issues were addressed.


Affirmation from the reviewer(s) that the report has been reviewed in full and that all identified inconsistencies and errors have been successfully addressed prior to submitting it to AASH​E:
Completed STARS Review Template:
Affirmation from the reviewer(s) that the report has been reviewed in full and that all identified inconsistencies and errors have been successfully addressed prior to ​submitting it to AASHE (2nd review):
Completed STARS Review Template (2nd review):
Affirmation from the reviewer(s) that the report has been reviewed in full and that all identified inconsistencies and errors have been successfully addressed prior to ​submitting it to AASHE​ (3rd review):
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Copy of completed STARS Review Template (3rd review):
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Website URL where information about the institution’s reporting assurance is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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An informal internal review was also done by another staff member in the AU Office of Sustainability that was not involved in the data collection prior to the peer reviews.

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.