Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.65
Liaison Michelle Gibbs
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Hope College
EN-8: Employee Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.80 / 1.00 Michelle Gibbs
Director
Office of Sustainability
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Percentage of new employees that are offered orientation and/or outreach and guidance materials that cover sustainability topics:
80

A brief description of how sustainability is included in new employee orientation:

During February 2017 the Human Resource Department and the Director for the Holland-Hope College Sustainability Institute created a plan to include sustainability in all new employee training. There is some ability to reach recent hires (from 2016-2017) retroactively, but we had a more robust program created over the summer of 2017 (the next large wave) which has since continued.
Prior to a more formal program all new employees did receive information about:
The "Walk-To-Work" Incentive Program. Details about the program can be found at: http://www.hope.edu/admin/hr/benefits/forms/wtw_brochure.pdf

Hope College students also recently created a recycling video which was shared with new employees on their HR portal. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_f78hJcbt4

During new faculty/staff orientation attendees were given a large reusable canvas Hope bag, a reusable green food container for the dining halls, a Sustainable Hope brochure, and starting in 2019 a Hope College Cupanion Cup (prior to that they were given a Hope water bottle).

Information about the Cupanion Cup project that was launched during the 2019-2020 academic year can be found here: https://anchor.hope.edu/campusandbeyond/how-to-make-sustainable-living-your-cupanion/


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