Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.51
Liaison Aurora Sharrard
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Pittsburgh
PA-4: Reporting Assurance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Aurora Sharrard
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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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:

+ Aurora Sharrard, Director of Sustainability, Office of Sustainability
+ Samantha Ford, Director of Sustainability, Office of Sustainability


A brief description of the institution’s assurance process:

INTERNAL QUALITY CONTROL AND REVIEW

At a minimum, one of the individuals above (and sometimes both) reviewed every credit submitted under this 2021 University of Pittsburgh AASHE STARS re-submission. If one of the individuals above was the Responsible Party for a given credit, a separate individual would review the credit in question.

Additionally, as part of internal credit review, many individuals from the Pitt Sustainability staff team and governance bodies not designated as Responsible Parties were often contacted for information, verification, and/or validation of statements, references, information, and links.

This credit was internally reviewed by a new Pitt Sustainability staff member who was not part of the documentation 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.