The Climate & Sustainability Annual Report examines achievements, initiatives, and other sustainability-related activities that materialized throughout the 2020-2021 academic year.
The Sustainability Projects Fund Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Report highlights key impacts and activities of the Sustainability Projects Fund from May 1, 2020, to April 30, 2021.
Platinum Sustainability Rating
McGill aims to attain a Platinum Sustainability Rating, the highest achievable under the sustainability rating system provided by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, by 2030.
McGill's current rating is Gold (76.69 points).
Learn more about McGill’s progress towards a Platinum sustainability rating.
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.
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
- 2020 Fiscal Year Annual Report
- 2019 Fiscal Year Annual Report
- 2018 Fiscal Year Annual Report
- 2017 Fiscal Year Annual Report
- 2016 Fiscal Year Annual Report
- 2015 Fiscal Year Annual Report
- 2013 Annual Report
- 2012 Annual Report
- 2011 Annual Report
Past Sustainability Plans & Strategies
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.
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.