Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.31
Liaison Natalie Walker
Submission Date Aug. 9, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Pennsylvania
EN-8: Employee Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Natalie Walker
Sustainability Manager
Penn Sustainability
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Percentage of new employees that are offered orientation and/or outreach and guidance materials that cover sustainability topics:
100

A brief description of how sustainability is included in new employee orientation:

During normal University operations, all new employees are required to attend an orientation detailing the policies, benefits, and organizations established for staff and faculty. In this half day presentation, sustainability is presented to new staff, more specifically with information on how they can become Staff & Faculty Eco-Reps, how to submit work orders for their office spaces to report problems with heating and cooling, and what can and cannot be recycled on campus.

During remote onboarding, new staff are sent the following sustainability-related links via e-mail to cover the same information: https://sustainability.upenn.edu/sites/default/files/Info%20Poster%20New%20Staff.pdf
https://www.facilities.upenn.edu/services/maintenance-and-renovation


Website URL where information about sustainability in employee orientation is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The University of Pennsylvania is a major research institution, with over 3,000 degrees granted annually from twelve professional and academic schools at the Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate levels. Penn is committed to reducing emissions and energy use, as stated in the 2019 "Climate and Sustainability Action Plan 3.0." This submission documents Penn's efforts during the FY20 year and compares them to the FY09 baseline year which corresponds with the University's "Climate and Sustainability Action Plan 3.0." The submission relies on information related to the main, academic, West Philadelphia campus, but to more fully document efforts across the Penn system, information related to the Morris Arboretum and New Bolton Center has also been referenced and noted as outside the boundary in descriptions. The information is used to enrich examples of University efforts and is not intended to be the primary justification for credits. The responses for each of the questions and sub-questions are drawn from University materials, both internal and public documents. Each section notes the website where the information can be found.

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