|Submission Date||Feb. 3, 2015|
Kankakee Community College
OP-15: Inclusive and Local Purchasing
Dean, Environmental and Institutional Sustainability
Environmental and Institutional Sustainability
Does the institution have an institution-wide stated intent to support disadvantaged businesses, social enterprises, and/or local community-based businesses?:
A copy of the policy, guidelines or directive governing inclusive and local purchasing:
The policy, guidelines or directive governing inclusive and local purchasing:
Kankakee Community College Green Purchasing Practice December 12, 2010
KCC is committed to the use and purchase of environmentally and socially responsible materials and products.
It is the policy of KCC to require purchase of products and services that minimize environmental and health impacts, toxics pollution, and hazards to worker and community safety and to the larger global community to the greatest extent practicable; however; it is not the intent of this policy to require a department, buyer or contractor to take any action that conflicts with local, state or federal requirements or to procure products that do not perform adequately for their intended use, exclude adequate competition, or are not available at a reasonable price in a reasonable period of time.
When determining whether a product is environmentally preferable all phases of the product’s life cycle will be considered, including: raw materials acquisition, production, manufacturing, packaging, distribution, operation, maintenance, disposal, potential for reuse and ability to be recycled. The following environmental attributes should be considered desirable...Locally manufactured or grown...Preservation and enhancement of local economy...
Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (inclusive and local expenditures)?:
The percentage of total purchases from disadvantaged businesses, social enterprises and/or local community-based businesses:
The website URL where information about the institution’s inclusive and local purchasing policies and/or program is available:
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.