|Submission Date||June 24, 2020|
University of Alberta
EN-8: Employee Orientation
|1.00 / 1.00||
Learning and Development Consultant
Organizational Health and Effectiveness
Percentage of new employees (faculty and staff) that are offered orientation and/or outreach and guidance materials that cover sustainability topics:
A brief description of how sustainability is included in new employee orientation (including how multiple dimensions of sustainability are addressed):
FACULTY AND STAFF ORIENTATION
Human Resource Services has built sustainability into all programs offered throughout their unit. For example, sustainability is formally embedded into the university's orientation for new faculty and staff. This event is offered three times per year with an average attendance of 120 new employees.
The orientation event features a marketplace where the Sustainability Council, Energy Management and Sustainable Operations (EMSO), Buildings, Grounds and Environmental Services (BGES), and Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity (EDI) operate booths and share information about programs, engagement opportunities and background on services and responsibilities.
During the formal program at the event, staff are encouraged to "go green" in all ways available to them and are directed to the Sustainability Council to learn more and to get involved.
The event has received Silver certification from the University of Alberta’s Green Spaces program for the past two years and has been re-certified Silver again in 2020.
The event was re-designed in 2020 to be more sustainable, and now produces less waste (paper and food waste) and is more accessible to staff due to the shorter time commitment.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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