Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 76.45
Liaison Ryan Ihrke
Submission Date Oct. 17, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Green Mountain College
OP-17: Guidelines for Business Partners

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 1.00 Aaron Witham
Director of Sustainability
Sustainability Office
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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?:
Some

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?:
None

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):
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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:

The business office is responsible for ensuring that the policy is adhered to, while the sustainability office is charged with management of the policy. Specifically, the sustainability office works with the businesses that meet the threshold criteria to make sure that they understand how to comply with the guidelines and that their practices do, in fact, comply. Compliance is ensured through having conversations with the businesses and reviewing documentation they produce related to their environmental actions and disclosure practices.


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

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