Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 57.92
Liaison Keisha Payson
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Bowdoin College
OP-17: Guidelines for Business Partners

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Keisha Payson
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainable Bowdoin
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How many of the institution’s business partners are covered by policies, guidelines and/or agreements that require adherence to minimum environmental standards?:
Some

How many of the institution’s business partners are covered by policies, guidelines and/or agreements that require adherence to minimum standards governing employee wages, benefits, working conditions and rights?:
Some

A copy of the policies, guidelines, and/or agreements with the institution's business partners (or a representative sample):
The policies, guidelines, and/or agreements with the institution's business partners (or a representative sample):
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A brief description of programs and strategies institution has implemented to ensure that the guidelines are followed, including a brief description of instances when the guidelines have changed purchasing behavior, if applicable:

The Bowdoin Bookstore requires vendors to supply a code of conduct to ensure that they are socially responsible, following the standards set by the Fair Labor Association. The store also strives to reduce its carbon footprint in its choice of vendors and by purchasing recycled products. Bowdoin Dining Service ensures that a selection criterion for all contracted vendors is a consideration of their environmental practices and record.

Link to a copy of the bookstore policies: https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0064/8212/files/bowdoin-store-sustainability-practice-products-4-16.pdf?3969043520175724028

+ Date Revised: April 12, 2016

The website URL where information about the institution’s guidelines for its business partners is available:

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