Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.30
Liaison Stephen Ellis
Submission Date May 31, 2024

STARS v2.2

Boston University
EN-8: Employee Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.78 / 1.00 Lisa Tornatore
Sustainability Director
BU Sustainability
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Percentage of new employees 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:
Historically, Human Resources (HR) provided a sustainability-focused handout at new employee orientation. Due to the pandemic, all of these activities took place virtually, thus they did not offer handouts in calendar years 2020-2023. During the “Commuting Options” portion of BU’s weekly New Employee Orientation, attendees are presented with alternatives to driving alone, emphasizing mass transit, bicycling, and carpooling. The presentation also highlights EV charging options on the Charles River and Medical Campuses. In addition, during this year's Employee Orientation, new employees were presented with highlights of the Zero Waste Plan which explains how office sorting stations operate and additional options available for employees throughout the semester (e.g., Shred Day, donations), we don't expect this to continue in future years. BU Sustainability will explore how to further engage HR's new virtual Employee Orientation model for the future.

Website URL where information about sustainability in employee orientation is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
This represents FY2023 BU Metrics.

Provided by IR: Non-Instructional Staff receive orientation while Instructional Staff do not.

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