|Submission Date||Aug. 29, 2018|
EN-8: Employee Orientation
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Assistant Director, Planning and Outreach
Environmental Stewardship, Columbia University Facilities and Operations
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):
In the new orientation program for faculty and staff, Environmental Stewardship presents an overview to all new employees covering recycling on campus, alternative transportation, energy efficiency practices such as turning off lights and computer power management, universal waste disposal, waste minimization, reuse, and green purchasing. Additionally, there are presentations by Public Safety that discuss biking options and discounts on biking equipment, Work/Life presents on their message board that provides employees the service to create carpools and ride shares as well as buy, sell, trade furniture, and EH&S discusses their environmental safety programs and training.
Every new employee also receives an offer letter that has links to benefits, retirement plans with social responsibility options and informs employees of Columbia about the University being a diverse and equal opportunity employer.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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