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Liaison Rochelle Owen
Submission Date Jan. 7, 2015
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Dalhousie University
OP-17: Guidelines for Business Partners

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Rochelle Owen
Executive Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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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?:
All

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?:
All

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

Dalhousie has a number of sustainability considerations and requirements in RFP, tenders, and contracts with business partners. Depending on the scope of the service and/or goods, specific sustainability requirements are outlined by vendor – for example diversion targets for building projects and local food sourcing requirements. For all contractors, regardless of goods and services, set university environmental standards are required and outlined in documents such as contracts and contractors check lists. All contractors must follow legal labour standards such as minimum wage. These standards include:

Quality of the Environment:
No Smoking Policy - http://www.dal.ca/dept/safety/documents-policies-procedures/no-smoking.html
Vehicle Anti-Idling Guideline – http://office.sustainability.dal.ca/Programs/Transportation/Idle-Less_and_Greeni/index.php
General Cleanliness - Vendors shall ensure that Dalhousie’s property is kept clean of any rubbish or surplus materials resulting from the performance of services on behalf of Dalhousie.

Safety:

Dalhousie Contractor Safety Policy http://safety.dal.ca/resources/contractor.php
Hot Work Policy - http://safety.dal.ca/resources/hot_work.php
Asbestos Management Plan – http://safety.dal.ca/resources/asbestos.php
Dalhousie Harassment Policy - http://hrehp.dal.ca/Harassment/Sexual%20Harassment%20Policy/
Dalhousie Safety Program - http://fm.dal.ca/safety_program.htm


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

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