Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.21
Liaison Preston Jacobsen
Submission Date April 7, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Haywood Community College
OP-13: Vendor Code of Conduct

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Preston Jacobsen
Sustainability Technician
Academic Services and Work Force Development
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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:

Agencies shall purchase and use environmentally preferable goods and services, including products made wholly or in part from recycled materials, whenever feasible and practical. Environmentally preferable products are those that have a lesser or reduced effect on human health and the environment in their manufacture, use, and disposal when compared with other products that serve the same purpose. All agencies shall give consideration to environmentally preferable products that are more energy efficient, less toxic, less polluting, and which generate less waste overall.
P&C shall make every effort to identify environmentally preferable goods and services, and recycled-content products that meet appropriate standards for use by agencies and shall actively promote the purchase of these products and services by agencies and others eligible to purchase from State term contracts.
Agencies shall develop specifications to encourage vendors to offer environmentally preferable and recycled-content products. Specifications shall not contain restrictive language or other barriers to purchasing environmentally preferable or recycled-content products, except where specifications are necessary to protect public health, safety, and welfare.

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