Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.91
Liaison Lindsay Walker
Submission Date Oct. 24, 2019

STARS v2.2

Humber College
OP-11: Sustainable Procurement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00
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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:
The policies, guidelines or directives:

The following is standard language in all of Humber College's RFPs:

SUSTAINABILITY AND/OR CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY
If applicable, provide any information on your company or products as related to corporate responsibility and/or sustainability or green initiatives, such as recycled materials, disposal, etc.
Where applicable and practical please submit information such as company brochure(s), MSDS sheet(s), etc. in electronic format, i.e. memory stick or CD. The “Form of Proposal” section and the cover page must be submitted in hard copy duly completed and signed.
Wherever practical and without compromising product quality, vendors are requested to provide products with reduced packaging, or for reusable or locally recyclable packaging.


Does the institution employ Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA) when evaluating energy- and water-using products and systems?:
No

Which of the following best describes the institution’s use of LCCA?:
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A brief description of the LCCA policy and/or practices:
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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:

Humber has standard language in all of Humber College's RFPs that involve chemically intensive products and services which includes:
- Detail the company's building-specific Green Plan, green product line and other green initiatives undertaken
- Green Cleaning: Certification under Green Seal's Environmental standard for commercial cleaning services or other; consistent with LEED requirements for 'Green Cleaning Policy'; must use certified green cleaning products; all employees shall receive training annually which reinforces the Green Cleaning Plan


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:

In Humber's RFP's related to wood and paper, vendors are asked the following:
- Vendors are to recommend specific paper as per the stock specifications provided for each item. The paper must be FSC approved, and have a minimum of 50% PCW.
- Please provide a quote for a paper option of 50% PCW & FSC as well at 100% PCW & FSC. Please proved a sample of the type of paper and weights you are quoting.

Within a recent RFP for recruitment postcards and posters the requirement was:
- Please provide a quote for a paper option of 50% PCW & FSC as well at 100% PCW & FSC. Please proved a sample of the type of paper and weights you are quoting.


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:

Humber has standard language in all of Humber College's RFPs that involve construction and renovations which includes:
- All contractors expected to minimize waste they produce and recycle as much as possible including (but not limited to): carpet, other flooring materials, metal, drywall, furniture, etc.
- Humber works with a third party that assists the college and it's General Contractors to re-use and recycle as much material as possible during renovations during demolition and throughout the project. Items that are re-purposed within the community include: door frames, fixtures, furniture, etc.
- General site practices required: conserve energy and water, design and integrate sustainability into buildings and renovations,


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:

Environment-Reducing Carbon Footprint

Humber College has published a sustainable procurement criterion of which any supplier must meet. This criteria is used to evaluate companies before purchasing products or services. The criteria are as follows;

1) Zero Carbon Initiative strives to maximize the energy efficiency of the Supplier's products and over time offset their carbon impact.

2) Committed to reducing Greenhouse Gas ("GHG") emissions in operations, logistics, and resource use.

3) Established programs to reduce Its energy use and to use renewable energy sources.

Evaluated companies have a focused effort on reducing GHG emissions in the following ways:

• Designing energy-efficient products;

• Through data center retrofits and carbon offset programs;

• Reducing emissions within companies' operations

• Implementing initiatives in manufacturing departments

Environment - Reduce and Recycle

Companies in review must minimize their environmental impact by delivering energy-efficient products and easy responsible electronics recycling. That aims to reduce environmental impacts throughout the sustainability lifecycle.

Policy states that the companies offer innovative programs like "Plant a Tree" carbon dioxide offset program. This helps reduce companies carbon footprint by offsetting the carbon dioxide emissions related to the use of resources by helping to regrow and protect forests.

Resale and recycling services include all aspects of the decommissioning process -from planning, packaging, and pickup, to sorting, destructive data overwrite, value recovery, reuse and documented and responsible disposal for owned and/or leased equipment. The company in review services allow clients (Humber) to place as much care and emphasis on the proper management of decommissioning technology as they do on the acquisition and ongoing support of these assets.

According to OECM End-User Computing Devices and Services RFP #2016-261 minimum supplier requirements from RFP must be environmentally conscience and support Client sustainability efforts;
2.19 Environmental Considerations
Clients and OECM promote environmentally responsible practices to minimize environmental impact as it relates to the Resources in this RFP.
The Supplier shall report quarterly on its environmental performance during the Term of the Agreement including, but is not limited to, the following:
• Environmental activities the Supplier participates in (e.g. fair trade practices, recycled content);
• Tracking and reporting the Supplier’s environmental improvement over time by providing information on carbon footprint reduction, EPEAT certification and energy consumption;
• The Supplier’s communication strategies used with Clients that reinforce sustainability;
• Quality assurance program certificates the Supplier possesses (e.g. ISO 14001, Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems Requirements);
• Environmental initiatives and associated implementation timelines, as applicable;
• Relevant social responsibility plan and/or initiatives with implementation timelines, as applicable; and,
• Any environmental considerations such as increased energy savings, greenhouse gas reductions and donation programs.

According to Humber's Sustainability 2019-2024, one of the supporting actions is to "Purchase EPEAT gold products whenever available".

An example of successful supplier evaluation: In 2012, Dell (a supplier for Humber College) launched Its 2020 Legacy of Good Plan. This commitment was a first step toward a new sustainability strategy. The launch brings forward a strategy into focus and sets the trajectory for how social and environmental sustainability will become an accelerator for successful and sustainable client and societal outcomes for years to come. Please see http://www.dell.com/learn/us/en/uscorp1/2020-goals for the Supplier full Corporate Responsibility report.


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:

Humber has included a lot of criteria for our food service provider in recent RFP including:
- We seek a proven, high-performing vendor with management and technical staff and significant corporate commitment to achieve the sustainability goals & objectives detailed in this RFP. The successful vendor’s submission will be expected to demonstrate how they have or will address sustainability issues in Food Management Services as these will become future key performance metrics
- Provide a complete outline of your sustainability, composting and recycling initiatives and procedures you intend and commit to implement under this contract such as: waste reduction and diversion, energy reduction, Fairtrade programs, etc.
-Explain where you purchase your food products from for all food/product types. Define what must be purchased from head office verses directly from the supplier. Do you purchase local, organic, community based and/or third party verified food whenever possible? Please provide examples and statistics. Proponents are asked to fill in a form outlining all food types and where they are procured from and which are certified/local/sustainable.
- Explain your company’s educational initiatives around healthy eating, cooking, local food issues, fitness, collaboration with academic programs related to sustainable agriculture and food systems, working with Meal Exchange student group, and joint initiatives with related organizations
- Describe how your company will maintain minimum annual levels of local foods procurement as agreed upon between the successful vendor and Humber
- A minimum of 30% of estimated annual food purchases (food cost) must be sourced from local and sustainable growers and vendors and the annual minimum amount to increase annual food purchases sourced from local and sustainable growers and vendors is 2% per year.
- Vendor is required to track food purchases annually using provided tracking form.


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:

Humber has standard language in all of Humber College's RFPs that involve architectural, engineering, public relations, financial:
- Develop design concept with respect to innovation, sustainability and ease of operation and adherence to the project specific output
- LEED Experience: Describe experience with LEED projects with focus on those achieved LEED Silver or better.


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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