Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.78
Liaison Greg Farley
Submission Date Sept. 9, 2014
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George Mason University
OP-17: Guidelines for Business Partners

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Tyler Orton
Projects Innovation Coordinator
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):
The policies, guidelines, and/or agreements with the institution's business partners (or a representative sample):

See attached PDF document.


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:

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.


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

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