Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 92.73
Liaison Emmanuelle Jodoin
Submission Date Oct. 24, 2022

STARS v2.2

Université de Sherbrooke
PRE-2: Points of Distinction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Patrice Cordeau
Assistant Vice-President, Sustainable Development
Office of the Vice-President, Administration and Sustainable Development
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Name of the institution’s featured sustainability program, initiative, or accomplishment:
The Sustainable Development Plan 2018-2022: 300 actions to propel UdeS to the top

A brief description of the institution’s featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:

The realization of the Sustainable Development Action Plan 2018-2022, consisting of 7 strategies and more than 300 actions, is the result of four years of work involving nearly 100 people from our ecosystem. This immense achievement was made possible through a collaborative and systemic approach. In particular, this plan has made it possible to:

• Integrate sustainable development into management mechanisms by focusing on collaboration
• Transform the three campuses into true sustainability laboratories
• Support the commitment of the university community to sustainable development
• Implement transparent management, accountability, and continuous improvement of the UdeS's overall performance in terms of sustainable development


Which of the following impact areas does the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Coordination & Planning

Website URL where more information about the accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination and PA-2: Sustainability Planning

A photograph or document associated with the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:
Name of a second highlighted sustainability program/initiative/accomplishment:
Achievement of carbon neutrality in 2022

A brief description of the second program/initiative/accomplishment:

The climate emergency has driven the Université de Sherbrooke's willingness to act, and the UdeS has announced that it will become carbon neutral for scope 1 and 2 of its emissions in 2022, eight years earlier than planned. The announcement was made in the presence of Dr. David Suzuki, a world-renowned environmental and scientific advocate, at the special day "UdeS, In green and against climate change", an institutional event held at the Health Campus on June 16, 2022.


Which impact areas does the second program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Air & Climate
Energy

Website URL where more information about the second program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the second program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
OP-1: Emissions Inventory and Disclosure, OP-2: Greenhouse Gas Emissions and OP-5: Building Energy Efficiency

A photograph or document associated with the second program/initiative/accomplishment:
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Name of a third highlighted program/initiative/accomplishment:
A Pilot Partnership Research Project in response to the Pandemic

A brief description of the third program/initiative/accomplishment:

The context related to COVID-19 has highlighted an environmental issue with the growing use of procedure masks and, to a greater extent, of all personal protective equipment (PPE). In partnership with CRB Innovations, MGA Environnement, and the CIUSSS de l'Estrie - CHUS, the Université de Sherbrooke has implemented a pilot project for the recovery of procedure masks, which promote the regional circular economy while being part of a sustainable development approach. The research teams have developed a process for converting PPE into a recoverable composite using plastic laboratory waste from the Université de Sherbrooke and the region's hospitals as raw materials. For the UdeS alone, more than one million masks have been recovered.


Which impact areas does the third program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Public Engagement
Waste

Website URL where more information about the third program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the third program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
EN-10: Community Partnerships, EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration, OP-18: Waste Minimization and Diversion

A photograph or document associated with the third program/initiative/accomplishment:
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