Sustainability Progress Report 2021
Welcome to Ryerson’s Sustainability Progress Report. This report was developed by the Sustainability Office in Facilities Management and Development (FMD), a team dedicated to advancing sustainability on campus and within our community. We pursue opportunities to strengthen sustainability across all areas of the university through engagement and collaboration.
The report aims to provide an update on Ryerson’s sustainability projects, programs and initiatives across a number of areas (academics, operations and engagement) to capture the important work and ongoing efforts led by various groups at the institution.
Our goal is to recognize achievements while identifying areas where more effort is required.
This report is not exhaustive and does not capture each and every sustainability-related initiative undertaken at Ryerson. Rather it attempts to highlight a select number of key achievements, programs and initiatives that have taken place since the release of our last sustainability progress report in 2017.
We have also mapped sustainability efforts to the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), highlighting alignment where appropriate, with global sustainability goals. To learn more about the SDGs, visit www.sdgcompass.org/sdgs/, external link.
One of our major next steps is the development of Ryerson’s first Sustainability Action Plan to establish goals and chart the course for future sustainability efforts. We look forward to continuing our work with the Ryerson community to strengthen and prioritize sustainability on our campus!