University of Connecticut 2011 Sustainability Web Pages
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At face value, University of Connecticut appears extremely environmentally and socially conscious. Scoring in almost every criterion of intent topics, with the exception of a few endowment-related topics, UConn receives high marks for addressing all of the topics listed. However, when it came to the transparency and collection of concrete data, UConn failed in nearly every respect, execept for water and wastewater for which the university had extensive reports. The data present on the EcoHusky Sustainability site is outdated from 2007 and only covers GHG emissions. Another issue is the thin spread of information across numerous sub-sites, when most of this information could easily be consolidated onto one site or a report. For example, it is hard to grasp why EcoHusky and the Office of Environmental Policy websites are separate when they clearly address the same issues. In terms of employment policies, the UConn Human Resources website is lacking in essential statements of policies such as abolishing child labor, fair compensation, and reasonable hours. The content presented is very basic and often outlined from the State of Connecticut's policies. UConn needs to develop more of its own policies and also a stronger Code of Conduct. Overall, UConn needs to update several websites, consolidate them, and provide more up-to-date information so that its grade can improve in the upcoming years. Analyzed by Jessica Jade Mao, and posted to the web on 2/10/2012.
The letter grades reported below are based on all reports irrespective of year of the same sector in the database and may be slightly different from the grades in the individual sector reports, which are based on scores of companies in just that report.
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