|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||Aug. 9, 2011|
George Mason University
OP-13: Vendor Code of Conduct
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University Sustainability Director
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:
George Mason University (Mason) is a public institution of higher education within the state of Virginia. Therefore, it follows the procurement procedures and processes outlined by the state legislature. Mason chooses and works with vendors that share our commitment to sustainability. Within the Virginia 2.2-4311, the state requires that vendors must have within their contracts with the state the following: vendors must not discriminate because of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, or other basis. The vendor needs to advertise that it is an equal opportunity employer; must comply with federal, state, and local laws and federal immigration laws; required to comply with state laws; must be a drug free workplace; needs workers' compensation coverage. Within the act there are also preferences for vendors that are small businesses; businesses owned by women, minorities, and service disabled veterans; products with recycled content; products that have less toxicity; and Virginia based products and services.
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