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ANNUAL REPORTS  |  DETAILS AND DATA  |  UN SDGs  |  STARS 


ANNUAL REPORTS

2022 Environmental Sustainability Report

Published: Fall 2022
Scope: All campuses, 2021 calendar year

Waterloo's 2022 Environmental Sustainability Report includes case studies, key statistics, and evaluation of progress towards established objectives.

This report also maps out the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic across various performance indicators, and includes a status update for the Shift: Neutral climate action plan.

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DETAILS AND DATA

Waterloo's data and progress indicators from the above reports are also available in greater detail, including methodologies used to calculate the numbers in the report, interactive dashboards, and downloadable data sets.

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UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

In addition to Waterloo's core reporting on its progress against the Sustainability Strategy, Waterloo also launched in April 2022 its first report tracking activity that supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are a global development framework agreed to by all countries, to guide social, environmental, and economic sustainability for all from 2015-2030. 

Waterloo's standalone SDG report tracks how the campus is taking action to support the SDGs through teaching, research, operational practice, and community engagement. 

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STARS REPORTS

Waterloo is also rated Silver through the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System (STARS), developed by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

STARS is a comprehensive sustainability reporting framework specifically for higher education institutions that tracks efforts and performance in academics, operations, engagement, and planning and governance related to sustainability. It is transparent, democratically developed, and enables comparison between over 600 campuses who have submitted and received more than 1,000 ratings.

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REPORT HISTORY

Year of Submission Points Earned Overall Rating
2021 (current) 53.92 SILVER
2018 45.51 SILVER