Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 87.10
Liaison Alex Davis
Submission Date March 5, 2020

STARS v2.2

Arizona State University
PA-2: Sustainability Planning

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 4.00 Alex Davis
Program Manager
University Sustainability Practices
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Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address sustainability in curriculum and/or research?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to academics and the plan(s) in which they are published:

From ASU's "Sustainability Goals and vision" (https://cfo.asu.edu/sustainability-goals-and-vision)

- Achieve comprehensive sustainability literacy by university community members by Fiscal Year 2021.
- Ensure students graduate with at least one sustainability learning outcome by Fiscal Year 2021.

These objectives support ASU's "Personal Action" goal: https://cfo.asu.edu/personal-action


Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address student, employee, or community engagement for sustainability?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to engagement and the plan(s) in which they are published:

From ASU's "Sustainability Goals and vision" (https://cfo.asu.edu/sustainability-goals-and-vision)

- Achieve an adoption of sustainability behaviors by campus community members by Fiscal Year 2021.
- Achieve a culture of sustainability within the university community by Fiscal Year 2021.

These objectives support ASU's "Personal Action" goal: https://cfo.asu.edu/personal-action


Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address sustainability in operations?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to operations and the plan(s) in which they are published:

From ASU's "Sustainability Goals and vision" (https://cfo.asu.edu/sustainability-goals-and-vision)

Goal: Circular resource system (https://cfo.asu.edu/circular-resource-system)
Objectives:
- Achieve 30 percent aversion by fiscal year 2025.
- Achieve 90 percent diversion by fiscal year 2025.
- Annually increase value of diverted materials in hierarchy of reuse.
- Annually improve the aversion and re-circulation characteristics of products and services purchased.
- Develop purchasing, aversion and diversion goals and metrics that community success by Dec. 31, 2018.

Goal: Climate positive (https://cfo.asu.edu/climate-positive)
Objectives:
- Achieve carbon neutrality for Scope 1 and 2 emissions by FY 2025.
- Achieve carbon neutrality for Scope 3 emissions by FY 2035.
- Develop climate-related education, research and community engagement “handprint” goals and metrics with a particular focus on social equity by Dec. 31, 2018.

Goal: Optimized water (https://cfo.asu.edu/optimized-water)
Objectives:
- Achieve 15 percent reduction in water imported to the university by fiscal year 2023.
- Incorporate university research into water and wastewater operations to harvest energy and nutrients from university effluent by fiscal year 2025.
- Incorporate university research into water and wastewater operations to develop campus community health goals, metrics and baselines by fiscal year 2019.

Goal: Food reconnection (https://cfo.asu.edu/food-reconnection)
Objectives:
- Earn and retain at least 50 percent of the points in the food- and dining-related credits of the AASHE Sustainability Tracking and Rating System by fiscal year 2020.
- Eliminate food insecurity among ASU community members by fiscal year 2020.
- Provide local, organic gardening opportunities to all university community members by fiscal year 2021.


Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address diversity, equity, and inclusion; sustainable investment/finance; or wellbeing?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to administration and the plan(s) in which they are published:

ASU is committed to inclusion, ethnic, intellectual, socioeconomic and cultural, and advancing knowledge that reflects the deepest possible grasp of diverse perspectives

Maintain the fundamental principle of accessibility to all students qualified to study at a research university.

Maintain university accessibility to match Arizona’s socioeconomic diversity, with undifferentiated outcomes for success.

Improve freshman persistence to greater than 90 percent.

Enhance the university graduation rate to greater than 85 percent and more than 32,000 graduates.

Enhance quality while reducing the cost of a degree.

The plans can be found here: https://live-office-of-president.ws.asu.edu/sites/default/files/abor_strategic_enterprise_plan_final_020819.pdf

Diversity Plan: Building Blocks for Success Through People, Programming and Policies: https://www.asu.edu/provost/downloads/Diversity_Plan.pdf
https://inclusion.asu.edu/


Does the institution have a published strategic plan or equivalent guiding document that includes sustainability at a high level? :
Yes

The institution’s highest guiding document (upload):
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Website URL where the institution’s highest guiding document is publicly available:
Which of the following best describes the inclusion of sustainability in the highest guiding document?:
Minor theme

The institution's sustainability plan (upload):
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Website URL where the institution's sustainability plan is publicly available:
Does the institution have a formal statement in support of sustainability endorsed by its governing body?:
No

The formal statement in support of sustainability:
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The institution’s definition of sustainability:

Sustainability is improving human well-being and ensuring social equity for present and future generations while safeguarding the planet’s life-supporting ecosystems


Is the institution an endorser or signatory of the following? :
Yes or No
The Earth Charter No
The Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI) No
ISCN-GULF Sustainable Campus Charter No
Pan-Canadian Protocol for Sustainability No
SDG Accord Yes
Second Nature’s Carbon Commitment (formerly known as the ACUPCC), Resilience Commitment, and/or integrated Climate Commitment Yes
The Talloires Declaration (TD) No
UN Global Compact No
Other multi-dimensional sustainability commitments (please specify below) No

A brief description of the institution’s formal sustainability commitments, including the specific initiatives selected above:

Second Nature Climate Commitment Signatory


Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability planning efforts is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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