Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.59
Liaison Maria Ayala
Submission Date Dec. 26, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Universidad San Francisco de Quito
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Alexandra Velasco
Faculty/ Head sustainability project
Business School
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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 Office of Innovation and Sustainability is responsible for promoting joint work between academia, public and private companies, and the internal and external community in terms of creating shared value in innovation and sustainability issues. The Office of Innovation and Sustainability supports diverse programs and projects that range from sustainability courses to research and development projects in sustainable strategies, such as alternative energies, among others.

The Office of Innovation and Sustainability also conducts consultancies through the Center for Technology Transfer and Development (CTT-USFQ), and has a team of experts with fourth-level degrees in sustainability and related areas. We have specialists in water quality and treatment, domestic and industrial effluents treatment, domestic and hazardous waste management, air quality, environmental management, environmental economics, environmental policy, climate change, biodiversity, among others.


Members of each committee, including affiliations and role (e.g. staff, student, or faculty):

Alexandra Velasco
Valeria Ochoa
Melanie Valencia
Cristina Muñoz


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

A brief description of each sustainability office:

Just one sustainability office exists


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
1

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

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Melanie Valencia, Innovation and Sustainability Officer

Does the institution have a mechanism for broad sustainability coordination for the entire institution (e.g. a campus-wide committee or an officer/office responsible for the entire campus)?:
Yes

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

Ewaste Campaign for 3 years with 10 high schools participating
Energy Management Policy through audits
EPEAT institutionalization
GUPES Green Gown Award for best Community Engagement Program in Latinamerica through the social innovation project. (2016)
Environmental Distinction by the city of Quito: 2015, 2016, 2017 and Mentor 2018.
Premios Latinoamerica Verde (2018)


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