Sustainable Workplace Certification

A sustainable workplace promotes the health and well-being of employees in addition to promoting the wise stewardship of resources, prudent financial planning and environmentally responsible operations.

Sustainability is a core value at NC State University. Showcase your campus department’s commitment by attaining a Sustainable Workplace Certification.

What makes a workplace sustainable?

Utilize the following resources to guide your campus department to Sustainable Workplace Certification. The certification form is based on these resources.

How to Certify Your Workplace


Use the resources above to integrate sustainability into your workplace. The certification process uses a point-based system to evaluate your workplace based on the incorporation of sustainable practices. Certification is offered at the champion, steward and contributor levels.

  • Contributor: 19-37 of total survey points
  • Steward: 38-56 of total survey points
  • Champion: 57 or more of total survey points

Certify your workplace by completing the online certification form. The certification form is based on the above resources. Workplace certifications should be renewed every 3 years.


Be sure to use the certification as a way to promote your department. Display your sustainable workplace certificate in your office and share the news on your department website and social media channels.

WorkplaceCertification LevelDate Certified
College of Sciences, Dean’s OfficeContributorApril 2024
Advising TechnologyStewardMarch 2024
Chancellor’s Office- Internal Audit DivisionChampionDecember 2023
NC State Continuing & Lifelong Education DivisionStewardNovember 2023
College of Engineering CommunicationsChampionOctober 2023
Department of MathematicsChampionSeptember 2023
N.C. Plant Sciences InitiativeChampionAugust 2023
William & Ida Friday Institute for Educational InnovationChampionAugust 2023
NC Clean Energy Technology CenterChampionJuly 2023
Clinical Studies Core, College of Veterinary MedicineChampionJuly 2023
Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC)ChampionJuly 2023
College of SciencesChampionJuly 2023
NC State University LibrariesChampionMarch 2023
Wellness and RecreationChampionDecember 2022
University Sustainability OfficeChampionSeptember 2022
EcoVillage Living and Learning VillageChampionAugust 2020