HKUST Sustainability Annual Report 2021-2022

HKUST Sustainability 36 Environment Social and Governance Report 2021-22 Overview Materiality Contents Environment SOCIAL/PEOPLE Governance/ Driver Sustainability Initiatives ESG Frameworks Employee Concerns are Actively Solicited, Impartially Judged, and Transparently Addressed Grievance Procedures Grievance procedures are developed to provide relevant employment-related grievances that can be reviewed in an impartial, orderly, and timely manner. Staff Grievance in the employee handbook provides clear guidance on grievances and disciplinary practices. Whistleblowing Policy A whistleblowing mechanism is in place to enable all stakeholders of the University to raise concerns with the appropriate University authorities against any malpractice within the University. The University adheres Whistle-blowing Policy to ensure University members can raise concerns confidentially and do not tolerate any retaliation against whistle-blowers.