Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.79
Liaison Katharine Gross
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2021

STARS v2.2

Lehigh University
PA-4: Reporting Assurance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Katharine Targett Gross
Sustainability Officer
Office of Sustainability
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Has the institution completed an assurance process that provides independent affirmation that the information in its current STARS report is reported in accordance with credit criteria?:
Yes

Did the assurance process include internal review, an external audit, or both?:
Internal review

The name, title, and organizational affiliation of each reviewer:

1) Miki Sankary, Associate Director of Development & Lehigh Sustainability Council Member
2) Doug Spengel, Associate Director, Utilities and Engineering & Lehigh Sustainability Council Member
3) Christine Lake, Business Manager in the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity & Lehigh Sustainability Council Member


A brief description of the institution’s assurance process:

A handful of Lehigh Sustainability Council members volunteer to review Lehigh's AASHE STARS report each year. For this report, three LSC members reviewed the report for inconsistencies and errors. These were reported in a google sheet that was shared with the Office of Sustainability. The Office of Sustainability then made all the necessary corrections to the report before submitting it to AASHE STARS.


Affirmation from the reviewer(s) that the report has been reviewed in full and that all identified inconsistencies and errors have been successfully addressed prior to submitting it to AASH​E:
Completed STARS Review Template:
Affirmation from the reviewer(s) that the report has been reviewed in full and that all identified inconsistencies and errors have been successfully addressed prior to ​submitting it to AASHE (2nd review):
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Completed STARS Review Template (2nd review):
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Affirmation from the reviewer(s) that the report has been reviewed in full and that all identified inconsistencies and errors have been successfully addressed prior to ​submitting it to AASHE​ (3rd review):
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Copy of completed STARS Review Template (3rd review):
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Website URL where information about the institution’s reporting assurance is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The reporting assurance process proceeded as it would have in a year without COVID-19, therefore it is representative of a normal year.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.