At Adtalem we understand how important natural resources are to the communities we serve. We strive to lessen our environmental impact and have launched various initiatives in alignment with this objective.
A vital component of our environmental sustainability strategy is the mitigation of our environmental impact across our facilities and institutions. To accomplish this, we work toward our three strategic, multiyear goals launched in fiscal year 2020 that drive efficient operations, resource use and waste management. These goals address a set of environmental issues that are important to Adtalem, including our impact on climate change and our effect on natural resources. View our Sustainability Report for metrics and details.
Adtalem’s partnership with InstallNET allows us to recycle furniture, fixtures, equipment and other materials required to be removed from a site at the end of a lease or when a location is sold. As of our 2021 Sustainability Report, we have diverted 230.2 tons of waste from landfills since 2017 through this partnership. Additionally, our facilities partnership with JLL allowed us to continue recycling hazardous waste at facilities where we partner with them.
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. Additionally, in Fall 2019, the school held a TEDx event. The theme, “Weathering the Storm,” was carefully selected to pay homage to the response to Hurricane Irma.
At Adtalem, we value all life. This is exemplified by our collaborative, cross-functional One Health approach among leaders in veterinary medicine, human medicine and the environment to address critical issues facing our collective health. Globally, our professionals collaborate, teach and learn to provide expertise across a wide range of subjects and deliver the insight necessary to drive holistic problem-solving as they address highly complex issues, such as natural disaster management, the spread of infectious disease across species and food security. See our Sustainability Report for details.
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.