Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Andrew Seifert
Submission Date Feb. 13, 2013
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Marquette University
OP-13: Vendor Code of Conduct

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Andrew Seifert
Projects Assistant
Sustainability
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Does the institution have and act on a vendor code of conduct or equivalent policy that sets expectations about the social and environmental responsibility of vendors with whom the institution does business?:
Yes

The website URL where the vendor code of conduct or equivalent policy is posted :
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A copy of the vendor code of conduct or equivalent policy:
A brief description of programs and strategies institution has implemented to ensure the code is followed, including a brief description of instances when vendor code of conduct has changed purchasing behavior within the last five years, if applicable:

The university’s Request for Proposal (RFP) document contains a section entitled Principles of Supplier Conduct (see uploaded document). In this section, the university asks potential suppliers about their environmental programs, employee safety record and programs, if they offer sustainable/living wages, and their diversity goals. If competing suppliers are roughly equal in their proposals, the university will tend to choose the more environmentally-minded, diverse, and/or local supplier.

The Purchasing Department, along with other associated campus departments, host routine supplier reviews (usually once per year) to help improve supplier programs on campus. These can come in the form of reducing costs to the university or supplier, reducing packaging waste, increasing transparency, increasing service levels and supplier interaction with the campus community, etc. These reviews help keep track of suppliers’ sustainability, diversity, and corporate social responsibility efforts, along with many others. The supplier reviews also provide an opportunity for Marquette and the supplier to collaborate for providing the best services possible to the Marquette community.


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