Adtalem considers environmentally conscious options when developing real estate projects, globally.
We made progress in the exploration of renewable energy sources for our global organization. Our newly constructed student housing in Barbados utilizes solar water heaters and solar street lights, and in St. Kitts, we began a feasibility study on the use of solar energy. Additionally, we conducted an audit of energy use on select campuses and in offices across our global enterprise that will inform future programming to increase conservation measures.
Two of our Caribbean campuses, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM), furthered their recycling efforts and reduced the use of single-use plastics. Examples include RUSVM offering reusable utensils, which eliminated the annual use of more than 22,000 plastic utensils, and beginning a "Go Green" project to reduce paper associated with academic projects, exams and administration.
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine forged a partnership with Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to establish the Caribbean Center for Disaster Medicine, a regional center of excellence to foster education, research and training on disaster preparedness and response.
Our Corporate Headquarters in Chicago and both the Chicago and Cleveland campuses of Chamberlain University are Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Certified Buildings. The development of the Adtalem headquarters included the installation of energy efficient LED lighting and bottle filling drinking fountains, as well as the use of zero or low volatile organic compound (VOC) paints.
In California, all Adtalem real estate projects meet that state’s Title 24 Building Energy Efficiency Standards for electrical usage.
Per our U.S. Supplier Code of Conduct, we expect our third party partners to use environmentally responsible practices and production methods that meet well-established certification standards. Our supplier policies can be viewed here.
As an incentive to use public transportation, Adtalem full-time colleagues are eligible for a benefit program where they are allowed to save pre-tax dollars to offset the cost of subway, commuter train, ferry, and carpool transit.