Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.87
Liaison Elias Platte-Bermeo
Submission Date July 29, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Southern California
PA-4: Reporting Assurance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Elias Platte-Bermeo
Sustainability Program Assistant
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?:
Both internal review and an external audit

The name, title, and organizational affiliation of each reviewer:

Bridget Scott, Program Manager of Change Management, GreenerU
Lisa, Bjerke, Director of Change Management, GreenerU


A brief description of the institution’s assurance process:

Starting in Fall of 2020, GreenerU supported the University of Southern California in engaging key stakeholders and gathering data for the univeristy's first STARS submission. GreenerU had weekly check-ins with USC Office of Sustainability staff and used an online shared document for the data collection process and third party review of the report.

The review of this report include:
- Review of all credits using AASHE’s STARS 2.2 Review Template
- Written feedback to STARS submission stakeholders on potential data issues
- Secondary review to ensure issues have been addressed
- Weekly check-in calls/meetings
- Post-submission data inquiry support for above credits


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.