Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 74.42
Liaison Mary-Lee Townsend
Submission Date Feb. 1, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Western University
EN-8: Employee Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Connor Donald
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management
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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):

All new Employees must do training for areas such as "equality in the workplace", "Accessibility on Campus", "Mental Health" training, and more. All of these training programs are directly related to sustainability.
Please see : http://www.uwo.ca/hr/working/new_employee/index.html

It is also worth noting that Hospitality Services has taken the initiative to include sustainability as part of the new staff training (Hospitality receives approximately 60 new employees per year). This is a 30 minute presentation that is conducted by the Nutrition Manager and the Conference Manager of Hospitality Services. The session is part of the 3-day new hire training program. In addition to that, the Food Service Assistants are trained on the "xchange4change ecotainer to-go program" (residence dining) as well as on recycling as residence dining continues to do the majority of waste separation from the back-of -the-house.

As part of sustainable landscaping strategies, Western Grounds and Recycling supervisor gives formal training to his landscaping staff, including a presentation entitled "Native Plants, Native Soils". This presentation provides staff with how to protect and restore natural soil, the importance of native plants, how to be smart about salt use, proper snow removal, integrated pest management strategies, and diverting yard waste from landfill.

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