Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.61
Liaison Margaret Lo
Submission Date Sept. 28, 2012
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Ball State University
OP-13: Vendor Code of Conduct

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Matt Stephenson
Senior Director of Business Services for Purchasing, Printing, and Contracts
Business and Auxiliary Services
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Does the institution have and act on a vendor code of conduct or equivalent policy that sets expectations about the social and environmental responsibility of vendors with whom the institution does business?:

The website URL where the vendor code of conduct or equivalent policy is posted :
A copy of the vendor code of conduct or equivalent policy:

A brief description of programs and strategies institution has implemented to ensure the code is followed, including a brief description of instances when vendor code of conduct has changed purchasing behavior within the last five years, if applicable:
Ball State University is a member of the Fair Trade Association(FLA). The FLA consists of consumers, Human Rights groiups, the National Consumers League and the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights, as well as 150 universities and colleges, leading apparel and footwear manufacturers and retailers. The Fair Labor Association monitors manufacturers of licensed products for their adherence to their FLA Code of Conduct which addresses: legal compliance, environmental compliance, ethical principles and employment standards. FLA membership compliance is monitored by the FLA and Ball State's trademark Managment Company, Licensing Resource Group (LRG). LRG and the FLA share databases of vendors and members to insure compliance. The university is notified if a vendor is not compliant and action is taken to either make the vendor complianct or with the license to manufacture BSU logoed merchandise.

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