Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.65
Liaison Michelle Gibbs
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Hope College
OP-11: Sustainable Procurement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 3.00 Michelle Gibbs
Director
Office of Sustainability
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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:

https://hope.edu/offices/business-services/employee-resources/expense-resource-stewardship-policy.html
EXPENSE AND RESOURCE STEWARDSHIP POLICY
GUIDING PRINCIPLES
As trusted stewards of Hope's institutional assets, we use the College’s financial resources to further the mission of the College drawing on our strategic priorities as a guide. We are mindful that the primary sources of revenue come from students, their families, and friends of the College.

We use the College’s resources with integrity, in a manner that is wise, fair, honest, transparent, and ethical. We seek to achieve the highest overall value per dollar, considering financial and nonfinancial aspects of each transaction.

While the policy was developed in the spirit of good practice and good stewardship, we recognize not every situation employees face in regards to spending will be covered in detail in this policy. If you encounter decisions or questions around spending or approvals that are not covered directly in this document, please contact Business Services. We are committed to operating within the guidelines of this policy, IRS regulations, and the law.
PURPOSE OF THE POLICY
To guide employees, the stewards of Hope College’s resources, to appropriate resource-related behaviors that support the College’s mission through relevant Guiding Principles, Policies, and Procedures.
GREEN PURCHASING
Hope College endorses “Green Purchasing” and is committed to the use and purchase of environmentally and socially responsible products and services. Departments are expected to support this initiative in accordance with the guidelines located at the Campus Sustainability website.


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:

While it is not a formal policy it is part of our institutional culture to make consideration the life cycle cost as part of our stewardship of resources.
This comes into play during projects like equipment and lighting purchases.


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:

Yes for cleaning products and pest control management products.
For example as part of our Green Cleaning Policy it has a statement about procurement.
"At least 30% (by cost) of the total annual purchase of the following products will meet will be made using the sustainability criterion established in LEED for Existing Building Operations and Maintenance 2009, IEQ Credit 3.3:
Green Cleaning – Purchase of Sustainable Cleaning Products and Materials:
• Cleaning materials & products
• Disposable janitorial paper products
• Trash bags
Cleaning equipment purchases will meet sustainability criterion established in LEED for Existing Building Operations and Maintenance 2009, IEQ Credit 3.4: Green Cleaning – Sustainable Cleaning Equipment.
Cleaning equipment will comply with the sustainability criterion. We will protect worker safety and improve productivity with mechanical equipment designed for ergonomics, low sound emissions, and reduced environmental emissions. Documentation of equipment purchases and maintenance will be maintained."


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating consumable office products?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for consumable office products:
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Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating furniture and furnishings?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for furniture and furnishings:
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Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating Information technology (IT) and equipment?:
No

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

We do not currently have a published sustainability criteria for evaluating our IT equipment. It is something our CIT department is interested in learning more about.


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating food service providers?:
No

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

We do not technically have "published criteria" in regards to this because we are a part owner of our food service provider. Creative Dining Services (CDS) is owned 40% by Hope College, 40% Calvin College, and 10% CDS ownership.

Through CDS a program called "Farmstead Sustainability Purchasing" was created. This is a program that evaluates vendors and thus has created a list of sustainability vendors our on campus Hope College CDS team can make purchases from.
https://creativedining.com/farmstead/
https://creativedining.com/sourcing/


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating garments and linens?:
No

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

GREEN PURCHASING
Hope College endorses “Green Purchasing” and is committed to the use and purchase of environmentally and socially responsible products and services. Departments are expected to support this initiative in accordance with the guidelines located at the Campus Sustainability website.
https://hope.edu/offices/business-services/employee-resources/expense-resource-stewardship-policy.html


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating transportation and fuels?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for transportation and fuels:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable procurement program or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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