Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.47
Liaison Claudia Kent
Submission Date June 29, 2020

STARS v2.2

Haverford College
OP-11: Sustainable Procurement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.50 / 3.00 Jesse Lytle
Chief of Staff
Office of the President
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Does the institution have written policies, guidelines, or directives that seek to support sustainable purchasing across multiple commodity categories institution-wide?:
Yes

A copy of the policies, guidelines or directives:
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The policies, guidelines or directives:
Does the institution employ Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA) when evaluating energy- and water-using products and systems?:
Yes

Which of the following best describes the institution’s use of LCCA?:
Institution employs LCCA less comprehensively, e.g. for certain types of systems or projects and not others

A brief description of the LCCA policy and/or practices:

For major capital projects, college contractors employ LCCA. For smaller scale projects, life cycle cost analysis is considered in a simpler, more informal form.


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating chemically intensive products and services?:
Yes

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for chemically intensive products and services:

"Cleaning solvents should be biodegradable and phosphate-free, have low VOC content, reduced packaging, and low life cycle energy use"


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating consumable office products?:
Yes

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for consumable office products:

"Office supplies should be re-usable or re-fillable wherever possible. Post-consumer recycled content should be maximized in purchased products."


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating furniture and furnishings?:
Yes

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for furniture and furnishings:

"Continue to purchase products such as paint, carpeting, adhesives, furniture and casework with a low amount of VOCs, high recycled content and low formaldehyde, which should be used when practical. The use of chlorofluorocarbon and halon-containing refrigerants, solvents and other products should be phased out and new purchases for HVAC, refrigeration,insulation and fire suppression systems should not contain these chemicals."


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating Information technology (IT) and equipment?:
Yes

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for Information Technology (IT) and equipment:

"Computer hardware that is Energy Star Certified or EPEAT Gold rated is preferred."


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating food service providers?:
Yes

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for food service providers:

"In line with the Real Food Campus Commitment, allocate 20% of our total food budget to local, organic, fair-trade, and/or ethically sourced products by fiscal year 2020-21. Emphasize local, sustainably produced, and/or fair-trade products across the College’s campus food/beverage contexts, not only the Dining Center"


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating garments and linens?:
Yes

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for garments and linens:

"Prioritize the purchase (for both staff uniforms and branded merchandise) of sustainably and responsibly produced apparel and other goods."


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating professional service providers?:
Yes

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for professional service providers:

"Haverford College is committed to reducing adverse impacts on the environment and recognizes the impact of the purchase, use, and disposal of products and services used or consumed by the College community on our environment and our local neighborhood."


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating transportation and fuels?:
Yes

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for transportation and fuels:

"Packaging should be reusable, recyclable, or compostable. Vendors should be requested to minimize packaging where possible. Orders and deliveries should be consolidated when possible, and preferably, to no more than one visit to campus per vendor per week, or as the delivery schedule mandates. Prioritize the purchase of fuel-efficient or alternative fuel campus vehicles. Palletized shipments should be requested on corrugated cardboard pallets."


Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable procurement program or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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