HKUST Sustainability Annual Report 2021-2022

HKUST Sustainability 13 Environment Social and Governance Report 2021-22 We recognize that all issues listed in the matrix are relevant to the University, so placement on less important in both axes does not mean that they will be ignored. Instead, it should be seen as a reminder that there should be more additional measures to raise awareness of their significance. Material Issues Description Relevance to SDGs ESG Focus Area Climate Change and Energy Consumption Practices that help to reduce greenhouse gases through energy efficiency and renewables. Goals 7 & 13 Water Conservation Practices that aim to use water efficiently and reduce unnecessary water wastage. Goal 8 Reduction of Waste to Landfill Practices that help to reduce the amount of trash that goes to the landfill. Goal 12 Biodiversity of Campus Landscape Practices that help protect the variety of animal and plant species on our campus. Goal 15 Community Well-Being An effort to ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all HKUST members. Goal 3 Community Outreach and Engagement An effort to support program development, communications and creative work for and with the HKUST community. Goal 17 Fairness, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (F.E.D.I) An effort to integrate Fairness, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion into the university. Goal 10 Responsible Consumption Practices that take into account socio-economic and socio-environmental criteria during the purchasing process. Goal 12