Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 36.75
Liaison Audrey McSain
Submission Date July 10, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Lehigh University
OP-17: Guidelines for Business Partners

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 1.00 Jane Altemose
Sourcing Manager
Purchasing
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How many of the institution’s business partners are covered by policies, guidelines and/or agreements that require adherence to minimum environmental standards?:
None
+ Date Revised: Sept. 29, 2015

How many of the institution’s business partners are covered by policies, guidelines and/or agreements that require adherence to minimum standards governing employee wages, benefits, working conditions and rights?:
Some
+ Date Revised: Sept. 29, 2015

A copy of the policies, guidelines, and/or agreements with the institution's business partners (or a representative sample):
The policies, guidelines, and/or agreements with the institution's business partners (or a representative sample):

All of our vendors must sign Lehigh's standard contracts, which specifically address Equal Opportunity Employment and Worker's Compensation Insurance Coverage Requirements. We have no specific policies for vendors regarding environmental standards across the board, but they are specifically addressed on a project by project basis.

The Sustainable Purchasing Policy attached draft is currently in the approval/review process. It does indicate the policies apply to the entire campus community.


A brief description of programs and strategies institution has implemented to ensure that the guidelines are followed, including a brief description of instances when the guidelines have changed purchasing behavior, if applicable:

See attached draft policy currently being reviewed.


The website URL where information about the institution’s guidelines for its business partners is available:
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