Progress & Reports

The Climate & Sustainability Annual Report examines achievements, initiatives, and other sustainability-related activities that materialized throughout the 2022-2023 academic year.

The Sustainability Projects Fund Fiscal Year 2023 Annual Report highlights key impacts and activities of the Sustainability Projects Fund from May 1, 2022, to April 30, 2023.


Platinum Sustainability RatingGraphic showing an increasing graph to depict achieving a Platinum sustainability rating by 2030.

McGill attained a Platinum Sustainability Rating in March 2024, the highest achievable under the sustainability rating system administered by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.

McGill's current rating is Platinum (86.26 points).

Learn more about McGill’s Platinum sustainability rating.

Zero-WasteGraphic of a trash bin with a line through it to depict zero-waste by 2035.

McGill aims to become zero-waste by attaining a diversion rate of 90 percent, based on the internationally recognized standard.

McGill's current diversion rate is 45%.

Learn more about McGill’s progress towards becoming zero-waste.

Carbon NeutralityCarbon atom graphic depicting carbon neutrality by 2040.

McGill aims to become carbon neutral by net-zero greenhouse gas emissions through large-scale transformations and offsetting difficult to reduce emissions only when necessary.

McGill currently emits 42,381 net tonnes of CO2 equivalent.

Learn more about McGill’s progress towards carbon neutrality.


Climate & Sustainability Annual Reports

Sustainability Projects Fund Annual Reports

Sustainability Reports

Past Sustainability Plans & Strategies

Vision 2020 Climate & Sustainability Action Plan 2017-2020

Vision 2020 Climate & Sustainability Action Plan laid out a framework for achieving the highest possible standards of sustainability on our campuses. The actions were structured around five categories: Research, Education, Connectivity, Operations, and Governance & Administration. 

    Vision 2020 Sustainability Action Plan 2014-2016

    McGill’s first Sustainability Action Plan was able to bring a wide variety of campus players together to tackle our sustainability challenges. It succeeded in scaling sustainability initiatives upwards and outwards, providing a strong framework for future projects. 

    It was approved by McGill's senior administration in March 2014 following a two-year community engagement process.

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