Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 86.35
Liaison Careen Arsenault
Submission Date March 3, 2022

STARS v2.2

Cornell University
OP-12: Electronics Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.77 / 1.00 Tom Romantic
Sr. Director
Supply Management
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Total annual expenditures on electronics:
5,579,663.52 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on environmentally or socially preferable electronics:
Expenditure Per Level
EPEAT Gold registered and/or third party certified at the highest achievable level under a multi-attribute sustainability standard 2,792,286.75 US/Canadian $
EPEAT Silver registered and/or third party certified at mid-level under a multi-attribute sustainability standard 1,482,356.43 US/Canadian $
EPEAT Bronze registered and/or third party certified at minimum level under a multi-attribute sustainability standard 777,526.92 US/Canadian $
Labeled under a single-attribute standard 0 US/Canadian $

Do the figures reported above include leased equipment?:

A brief description of the time period from which the figures reported above are drawn:

The data reported is for fiscal year 2021.

Website URL where information about the institution’s electronics purchasing is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

All purchase orders originate within a department and are then routed through a centralized, online procurement purchasing platform. The products identified as EPEAT are tagged by the supplier and visible in the vendor catalog. That tag is conveyed to our reporting system, which collects and tracks all EPEAT items purchased. All unclassified items are identified, and procurement works with the respective supplier to determine if there is any applicable EPEAT ranking.

We purchase computers and laptops exclusively from Dell and Apple. Dell designs and engineers its products to help prevent pollution and conserve natural resources throughout the system's life. Reducing the environmental impact of Dell products begins at the design stage. Cross-functional product design teams work to make thoughtful and effective decisions that will have positive environmental results throughout the equipment’s life cycle.

We purchase multi-function printers from Ricoh USA and Eastern Managed Print Networks.

Facilities Services sets the standard for buying green. The systems we purchase are Lead-Free, RoHS Compliant, EPEAT registered, and Energy Star® certified.


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