Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 40.37
Liaison Raafat Kabbara
Submission Date Nov. 15, 2022

STARS v2.2

Higher Colleges of Technology
EN-8: Employee Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Raafat Kabbara
Assistant Manager - Facilities Management
General Services
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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:

Sustainability is a core value at HCT, and we seek to communicate this value to new staff from their first day on campus. We demonstrate our commitment to building a more sustainable world at orientations through educational outreach programs, by highlighting resources for staff/faculty, and by setting an example at events through sustainable campus practices. HCT offers a series of orientations for new hires during the orientation sessions.

During the orientation, new staff/faculty are given an overview of sustainability at HCT, focusing on the main sustainability pillars related to education, community, operations, research, and planning. The orientation highlights essential sustainability practices, including waste minimization efforts such as recycling and offering more materials online to reduce printing; food service; and promotion of alternative transportation options; programs that support diversity, student achievement, and community engagement; health and wellness resources for staff;
While taking the campus tour, staff are encouraged to consider sustainability practices (such as: Reducing paper use by printing less, Turning off lights & electronics when not in use, Participating in sustainability activities​, Consider sustainability in Day-To-Day​ operations​, Sort your waste into garbage, compost, and​ recyclables) during their college daily activities and while they are off campus.

During 2021 all new employees (45 staff) have been oriented on sustainability & During the last three quarters of 2022, some 53 staff joined HCT, and all of them attended the sustainability orientation program. ​

Website URL where information about sustainability in employee orientation is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Al Adaa reporting system; is a governmental website where all nominated entities shall report their activities including but not limited to new employee sustainability orientation on a quarterly basis to Abudhabi Occupational Safety and Health System Frame Work) - OSHAD.

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