Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 74.18
Liaison Allie Schwartz
Submission Date Nov. 30, 2012
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Columbia University
OP-13: Vendor Code of Conduct

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Rachel Futrell
Associate Director, Energy Mgmt & Sustainability
CUMC VP Facilities Mgmt
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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:

CUMC has the FPSC Design Policy document that folds into the MEP standards, which address vendor environmental responsibility in construction. This also includes the CPM Project Manual and the Design Standards for CUMC. Columbia University is also a member of the Worker Rights Consortium, Fair Labor Association and has expressed intention to participate in the Designated Suppliers Program.

There is annual training through the Compliance office for all vendors who do work at CUMC, training them on sustainable and safe codes of conduct. This includes a section on energy efficiency and sustainability.
Examples of information included for energy efficiency and sustainability:
- Construction waste recycling
- Minimize Noise pollution
- Minimize Water running
- Energy Efficient Temporary lighting
- Air flow shut-offs where possible & reasonable

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