The Sprott School of Business has achieved a silver rating through Carleton University’s Green Workplace Program, highlighting its commitment to a sustainable workplace.

“This is a great step in building a culture of sustainability at Sprott,” said Dana Brown, dean of the Sprott School of Business. “It is up to all of us to do our part to protect the planet and our resources, and, as a school for business, it is important to exemplify responsible leadership. We will continue to build sustainability into our activities and workplace.”

The Nicol Building as seen on September 22, 2020.

Sustainability has been embedded in every facet of the Nicol Building – the new home of the Sprott School of Business.

The Green Workplace program encourages faculty and staff at Carleton to take the lead on promoting and implementing sustainable practices in their workplace. Participating units are assessed across eight key areas: waste management, food and dining, energy conservation, water conservation, transportation and mobility, purchasing, community engagement and innovative initiatives.

“Reaching the silver level in the Green Workplace Program is a significant milestone for us, especially as Sprott moves to the Nicol Building and takes advantage of new ways to operate within a sustainable community,” said Scott Gonsalves, manager of strategy and accreditation and the lead for the School’s sustainability champions action group. Opening this September, the Nicol Building features sustainability from core to skin.

The Sprott sustainability champions are comprised of faculty, staff and students who are committed to advancing and promoting environmental sustainability in the school’s operations. In the fall, Sprott launched a five-year strategic plan, which includes a commitment to incorporate sustainability into the school’s operations and management practices.

“This certification provides a roadmap for us to not only look at our policies and processes but also to educate and encourage our community of students, faculty, staff and partners to incorporate sustainability into their daily lives,” Scott added. “Our action group is also eager to launch programs to help inspire sustainable behaviours and make this a core part of our culture at Sprott.”

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