Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Ken Ogawa
Submission Date Sept. 16, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Bucknell University
OP-17: Guidelines for Business Partners

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Donald Krech
Director of Procurement
Procurement Services
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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?:
None
+ Date Revised: Oct. 6, 2014

A copy of the policies, guidelines, and/or agreements with the institution's business partners (or a representative sample):
Purchasing Policy 4-27-11.docx
+ Date Revised: Oct. 6, 2014

The policies, guidelines, and/or agreements with the institution's business partners (or a representative sample):

The following policy was passed by the Campus Greening Council and approved by the President in 2011:

Bucknell University’s Green Purchasing Policy

In a conscious effort to recognize its role, responsibility and commitment to the community regarding environmental stewardship, Bucknell University will give preference to purchasing goods that are:

• Durable, as opposed to single use or disposable
• Non-toxic, minimally toxic or biodegradable
• Recyclable
• Manufactured locally
• Manufactured with minimal waste
• Free of heavy metals
• Eligible to earn LEED credits
• FSC certified
• Chlorine free
• Energy Star, Green Guard, Green Seal, or Green-e certified
• Low VOC content
• Made from rapidly renewable materials
• Delivered with reduced packaging

These goods shall be selected whenever reasonably practical: the preferable goods are readily available; the preferable goods can perform their intended function generally as well as a non-preferable one; and the cost of the preferable goods are either approximately similar to that of non-preferable goods or their higher initial cost can be justified on the basis of long-term benefits.

+ Date Revised: Oct. 6, 2014

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:

not applicable


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