Pitt First Sustainable Pittsburgh Platinum Workplace

The University of Pittsburgh is excited to be the first Platinum Sustainable Pittsburgh Workplace!

Among the three inaugural designees, Pitt is the first to earn Platinum, the highest level of achievement. 

“Pitt is actively involved in sustainability initiatives and practices across disciplines, domains, and scales — including a commitment to carbon neutrality by 2037.” said Aurora Sharrard, Executive Director of Sustainability. “Pitt is earning a strong reputation for its culture of sustainability across the nation because of the university’s business operations, research collaborations, fostering of vibrant student groups, and commitment to master planning. We encourage others to join and follow along as we continually challenge the status quo to create sustainable solutions, actions, strategies, and opportunities for students, faculty, staff, our campuses, and Western Pennsylvania.”

Congratulations to other inaugural Sustainable Pittsburgh Workplaces:

  • Allegheny County, Downtown Campus – Gold
  • Trademark Threads – Silver

The Sustainable Pittsburgh Workplace designation from nonprofit Sustainable Pittsburgh recognizes any business, nonprofit, or other organization that has demonstrated a commitment to environmental, social and governance performance. Workplaces that prioritize sustainability contribute to more vibrant, equitable communities and support a healthy environment.

Sustainable Pittsburgh evaluates the workplace across a range of categories and actions including carbon reduction; diversity, equity, and inclusion; resource conservation; responsible sourcing; and product design. Workplaces are recognized with one of four levels of designation ranging from Bronze to Platinum. 

To achieve a given level of designation, organizations must both a) earn a percentage of points available in the program and b) complete a set of required actions specific to each level. To earn a Platinum designation, a workplace must fulfill all of the requirements for Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum.

Pitt is also proud to host 4 dining locations recognized as Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurants.

Read the original Sustainable Pittsburgh press release.

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