Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.07
Liaison Katie Koscielak
Submission Date May 7, 2020

STARS v2.2

Humboldt State University
IN-34: Spend Analysis

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Tawny Fleming
Contracts, Procurement & Accounts Payble
Contracts, Procurement & Accounts Payble
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Estimated proportion of the institution’s expenditures that have been subject to a sustainability-related spend analysis:
50 percent or more

A brief description of the institution’s sustainability-related spend analysis:

A staff member of the Contracts & Procurement department annually completes the recycled content report (called the "Buy Recycled Report"), and in doing so is required to look at all the purchases of goods made in the prior fiscal year. This analysis requires review of the majority of institution purchases across commodity categories (e.g., not just office equipment, for example). Each transaction is reviewed and if the commodity falls in to one of the reportable categories, a determination is made as to whether it meets the criteria to be considered recycled content. In the process of completing this activity, 50% or more end up being reviewed to determine whether they meet recycled content criteria. Recycled content review generally entails consideration of environmental performance, but also has tangential impact on social and economic dimensions.

In addition to reviewing expenditures for the recycled content report, Contracts and Procurement also completes a parallel exercise annually to evaluate services and commodities from small business and disabled veteran owned businesses. Results are assembled for a similar report and in this process, 50% or more of the institutions expenditures end up being reviewed to determine whether they meet the criteria.


Website URL where information about the sustainability-related spend analysis is available:
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At the DGS State Agency Recognition Awards in January 2020, HSU won the award for Most Improved Large Agency in both SB & DVBE contracting, which further demonstrates HSU's commitment to social performance when selecting the institution's suppliers.

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