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

STARS v2.2

Higher Colleges of Technology
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Raafat Kabbara
Assistant Manager - Facilities Management
General Services
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:
Yes

The charter or mission statement of the committee(s) or a brief description of each committee's purview and activities:

The Committee shall be responsible for the following:
1. Developing a sustainability awareness culture within the HCT Community.
2. Monitoring of the implementation of the sustainability activities, initiatives, and progress system-wide.
3. Supporting departments with the allocation of budgets for respective sustainability projects.
4. Increase awareness and delivery of environmental and sustainable education across curriculums, campuses, and outreach programs.
5. Support the Sustainability and CSR specialized team in achieving the following:
* Oversee sustainability-related matters at the HCT Campuses.​
* Mobilize more resources for action-oriented climate change research and skills creation.​
* Increase the delivery of environmental and sustainability education across curriculum, campus, and community outreach programs.​
* Embed sustainability into the culture and traditions of the HCT community.​
* Continuously initiate projects and practices that integrate sustainability into College life and activities.​
* Continuously measure the sustainability performance of the College.​
* Monitor the implementation of the sustainability 2030 Carbon Neutral plan on campuses.​
* Review and continuously improve solutions toward sustainability.​
* Be the hub for sustainability-related information and activities.​
* Publish annual reports about the achievements of Higher Colleges of Technology towards sustainability and carbon Emissions.​
* Spread public awareness regarding sustainability issues in the HCT Community.​


Members of each committee, including affiliations and role:

The HCt Sustainability Steering Committee is composed of eight members:
1. Executive Director, General Services acting as the Chair of the Committee
2. Director - Internal Audit acting as a member
3. Senior Manager - Applied Research acting as a member
4. Manager - Strategy and Risk acting as a member
5. Assistant Manager - EHS, General Services acting as a member
6. Senior Specialist, Engineering, GS acting as a member
7. Representative of ETS Faculty acting as a member
8. Officer - Facilities - GS, acting as a secretary


Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent employee?:
Yes

A brief description of each sustainability office:

The main goals of the sustainability division are:​

1. Oversee sustainability-related matters at the HCT Campuses.​
2. Mobilize more resources for action-oriented climate change research and skills creation​
3. Increase the delivery of environmental and sustainability education across curriculum, campus and community outreach programs.​
4. Embed sustainability into the culture and traditions of the HCT community.​
5. Continuously initiate projects and practices that integrate sustainability into College life and activities.​
6. Continuously measure the sustainability performance of the College.​
7. Monitor the implementation of the sustainability 2030 Carbon Neutral plan on campuses.​
8. Review and continuously improve solutions towards sustainability.​
9. Be the hub for sustainability-related information and activities.​
10. Publish annual reports about the achievements of Higher Colleges of Technology towards sustainability and carbon Emissions.​
11. Spread public awareness regarding sustainability issues in the HCT Community.​


Full-time equivalent of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
3

Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:
Yes

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Rafat Kabbara, Assist Manager, Facilities Operation, Saeed Al Remeithi, Sustainability Support Officer. Facilities, Manar Aman ( 0.33 FTE) Specialist - EHS, Aiman AlShazly, ( 0.33 FTE) Specialist - EHS, Sachin Hareendran, ( 0.33 FTE) Officer - Facilities

Does the institution have a mechanism for broad sustainability coordination for the entire institution?:
Yes

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the institution-wide coordinating body or officer during the previous three years:

In 2022, The HCT system-wide coordinating body has worked closely with the Strategic Department to achieve the QS STARS 5-star Rating in regards to the Environmental Impact category.
In addition, the Coordinating Body has also participated in the 2022 Arab Green Summit, and HCT has won the 2022 DACA award as the "Champion of Universities and Campuses Climate Action."


Job title of the sustainability officer position:
Assistant Manager - Sustainability

Job description for the sustainability officer position:
Job description for the sustainability officer position:

To support the sustainability division of the General Services Department, support the division in achieving sustainability goals, developing performance metrics, helping to refine long-range plans for sustainability, and helping to align the College campus's planning, projects, and operations with HCT strategic goals. Coordinate with the administrators, faculty, students, and staff to identify, develop, implement, and promote collaborative strategies that advance HCT’s core values and strategic sustainability related priorities.


Job title of the sustainability officer position (2nd position):
Sustainability Support Officer

Job description for the sustainability officer position (2nd position):
Job description for the sustainability officer position (2nd position):

To support the sustainability division of the General Services Department, support the division in achieving sustainability goals, developing performance metrics, helping to refine long-range plans for sustainability, and helping to align the College campus's planning, projects, and operations with HCT strategic goals. Coordinate with the administrators, faculty, students, and staff to identify, develop, implement, and promote collaborative strategies that advance HCT’s core values and strategic sustainability-related priorities.


Job title of the sustainability officer position (3rd position):
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Job description for the sustainability officer position (3rd position):
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Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability coordination is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:

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