Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.33
Liaison Sarah Tulga
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Northwestern University
PA-4: Reporting Assurance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Sarah Tulga
Sustainability Program Coordinator
Facilities
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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:

Julie Cahillane, Associate Director of Sustainability


A brief description of the institution’s assurance process:

In order to complete our assurance process using an internal reviewer, sustainNU staff, Greg Kozak and Sarah Tulga, led and completed the data collection efforts. Julie Cahillane served as our institutional reviewer given her deep knowledge of sustainability efforts across the institution and background in communications. Once her review of the submission was complete, those issues were given to Sarah Tulga. Sarah then addressed and corrected issues within the report and wrote the institutional response. Julie and Greg then completed a final review to assure that the report is accurate. Other submission reviewers included Institutional Research, ISEN, Facilities, and Global Marketing. Since these individuals and departments were reviewing the submission with other goals in mind, not the common issues and errors listed within the STARS Review Template, they are not included within the formal assurance process.


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 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.