Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.47
Liaison Claudia Kent
Submission Date June 29, 2020

STARS v2.2

Haverford College
PA-2: Sustainability Planning

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Jesse Lytle
Chief of Staff
Office of the President
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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:

Utilize the Arboretum and grounds to support curriculum and research. Provide all students the opportunity to engage with sustainability in
their studies by fostering the incorporation of sustainability topics
across the academic program.
Encourage student and faculty research on issues related to sustainability by offering small grants, e.g. through CER, for participation in projects both on and off campus Haverford Sustainability Plan.

https://www.haverford.edu/sites/default/files/HaverfordSustainabilityPlan.pdf


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:

Enhance new students’ exposure to SSR topics through orientation and Customs. Consider themed residences, orientation trip(s).
Make visible opportunities for direct engagement and impact in
sustainability fields through community service, internships, and
employment.
Further develop and formalize current faculty and staff-related SSR-related initiatives, building around the green office program.
Make SSR-related training available to all employees.

https://www.haverford.edu/sites/default/files/HaverfordSustainabilityPlan.pdf


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:

Optimize use of current facilities to provide economic and energy
efficiency and to obviate construction of additional square footage.
When building is necessary, minimize total carbon of projects while
meeting program needs; adhere to LEED gold or equivalent standards,
except when limited by the historic character of the campus.
Consider adopting shadow price of carbon.
https://www.haverford.edu/sites/default/files/HaverfordSustainabilityPlan.pdf


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:

Ensure that wellness resources are available for students and employees.
Continue to pursue the recommendations of the Mental Health Task Force and the integration of student support services including Health Services and Athletics.
Support the work of the Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion about work-life balance.
Promote employee awareness of referral services.
Smoking policy: Refine the smoking to policy to promote individual and community health.
Workplace health and safety: Continue to increase employee awareness of health and safety policies to enhance safety and ensure employees are supported whenever accidents occur.
https://www.haverford.edu/sites/default/files/HaverfordSustainabilityPlan.pdf


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?:
Major 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?:
Yes

The formal statement in support of sustainability:

Haverford College is committed to fostering a more sustainable and resilient world that reflects our deeply held values around social responsibility. Centrally, our community feels compelled to address the emerging global crisis of anthropogenic climate change, which will require changes to interlaced cultural, economic, and political factors around the world. We commit ourselves to policies and practices consonant with our educational mission that will have a meaningfully positive impact on society and the environment, locally and globally.


The institution’s definition of sustainability:

We embrace UN definition: Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.


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 No
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) Yes

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

UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network


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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Full details on all the above goals and commitments are within the Sustainability Strategic Plan: https://www.haverford.edu/sites/default/files/HaverfordSustainabilityPlan.pdf

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