|Submission Date||Dec. 8, 2015|
OP-17: Guidelines for Business Partners
Director of Environmental Sustainability
How many of the institution’s business partners are covered by policies, guidelines and/or agreements that require adherence to minimum environmental standards?:
Guilford College requested that AASHE Staff correct a mistake in this reporting field for the reason specified below.Previous Value: Some
Explanation: Since we do not have formal policies or agreements to attach we are required to list "none", although we do feel the agreements with have, especially with our dining service provider, would qualify. We'll be sure to gather sufficient evidence for this when we next submit a report.
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?:
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):
The colleges dining services provider has guidelines regarding the use of compostable or recyclable materials and the purchase of local products. The dining hall is tray-less reducing food waste.
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:
Service contracts are written with guidelines in place. Adherence to these guidelines is required to remain in compliance with the contract. An example is dining services is required to purchase 40% local food. Before this, local purchasing was far less.
The website URL where information about the institution’s guidelines for its business partners is available:
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