HKUST Sustainability Annual Report 2021-2022

HKUST Sustainability 54 Environment Social and Governance Report 2021-22 Overview Materiality Contents Environment Social/People Governance/ Driver Sustainability Initiatives ESG FRAMEWORKS Goal Details Section Page 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Waste (Operational waste is eliminated) P.33 Health is Safeguarded (Working Environment) P.34 12 Responsible Consumption and Production Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns Energy (Energy Reduction Measures) P.19 13 Climate Action Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Pollution (Operational Emissions do not Harm People or the Environment) P.28 Energy P.17 14 Life Below Water Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development Natural Resources are Managed to Respect the Welfare of Ecosystems, People, and Animals P.25 15 Life on Land Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss Natural Resources are Managed to Respect the Welfare of Ecosystems, People, and Animals P.25 16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels Governance (Business is conducted ethically) P.40 Social (Employee concerns are actively solicited, impartially judged, and transparently addressed) P.36 17 Partnerships for the Goals Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development Business is Conducted Ethically (Financial assets safeguard the pursuit of future-fitness) P.40 Network P.46 Research and Demonstration P.47