UA&P’s 2014 Sustainability Report (SR) has successfully completed the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Materiality Disclosure. The completion is evidenced by an organizational mark which the University received in June.
The Sustainability Report presents the University’s sustainability efforts ‘In Accordance’ with the GRI G4 Guidelines-Comprehensive option. GRI is an Amsterdam-based international independent organization that “provides the world’s most widely used standards on sustainability reporting and disclosure, enabling businesses, governments, civil society and citizens to make better decisions based on information that matters.”
Using international standards, the stakeholder consultation which included the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), faculty, administrative personnel, students and parents among others in focus group discussions provided holistic view of the expectations and issues faced by the stakeholders of the University. The report also features how the recent move of CHED and PACUCOA has firmed up the University’s outcomes-based approach to assessment and evaluation that is reflective in view of its vision-mission, goals and desired outcomes.
This second Sustainability Report marks another achievement of the University for being the first academic institution in Asia to produce a report that is ‘In Accordance’ with the GRI G4 Guidelines – Comprehensive option, a proof of the University’s drive to continuously improve and strengthen its commitment to excellence. It is a show of proof for all applicable sustainability indicators under social, economic, environmental, and academic performance in 2012-2014.