How Does Western Measure Up?

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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) is a framework to measure sustainability performance. A common set of measurements allows institutions to compare sustainability progress over time.
In 2021 Western received a Gold STARS rating for the third time in a row, measuring performance in more than 110 areas. We continually strive to increase our STARS score to Platinum, a rating few universities hold. Western has participated in this international reporting since 2011, and has achieved Gold status since 2014. Read more about our recent report on Western News.
Western University has placed 1st in Canada and 3rd in the world in a global ranking of universities working toward the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). The 2022 Impact Rankings assess 1,500 universities in 110 countries based on the goals set by the UN to achieve a more sustainable world by 2030. 
The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings are the only global performance tables that assess universities against the UN SDGs. The 2022 Impact Rankings is the fourth edition of the rankings. Learn more about Western's work towards the UN SDGs here.