McMaster University will apply its immense potential and use its creative and innovative campus community to advance sustainable operations and growth. McMaster is helping to shape the minds and values of a new generation of leaders and decision makers by integrating an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable consciousness into all aspects of the University life cycle through scholarship, research, education, communication, collaboration, community engagement and implementation.

Guiding Principles:

  • Identify areas of opportunity for improvement
  • Establish objectives and goals
  • Provide a framework for developing and implementing initiatives
  • Ensure effective and communication with all stakeholders with a focus on integrated and consistent messaging
  • Educate for communityparticipation
  • Involve, engage and collaborate with all stakeholders
  • Conduct all initiatives in a transparent manner
  • Measure and report annually on indicators to track progress toward improved sustainability
  • Highlight successes achieved



April 2014