Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.49
Liaison Jun-Ming Chen
Submission Date Oct. 29, 2021

STARS v2.2

National Tsing Hua University
OP-11: Sustainable Procurement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 3.00 Fu-Ren Lin
Professor
Institute of Service Science, National Tsing Hua University
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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:

All procurements conducted for the university follow the regulations set by the government, such as Government Procurement Act (https://law.moj.gov.tw/ENG/LawClass/LawAll.aspx?pcode=A0030057)

Regulations Governing Procurements for Scientific and Technological Research and Development (https://law.moj.gov.tw/ENG/LawClass/LawAll.aspx?pcode=H0160046)

Regulations for Priority Procurement of Eco-Products (https://law.moj.gov.tw/ENG/LawClass/LawAll.aspx?pcode=A0030084)


Does the institution employ Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA) when evaluating energy- and water-using products and systems?:
Yes

Which of the following best describes the institution’s use of LCCA?:
Institution employs LCCA less comprehensively, e.g. for certain types of systems or projects and not others

A brief description of the LCCA policy and/or practices:

According to Article 22 of the Law on Resource Recycling and Reuse, the Environmental Protection Agency of the Executive Yuan announces the agency’s green procurement performance evaluation measures every year. NTHU is a government agency and must follow the relevant green procurement specifications for various procurement operations. It should give priority to procurement with environmental protection standards, Products with energy-saving marks, water-saving marks, green building materials marks, carbon reduction labels, Taiwan timber marks or other marks.

Therefore, when NTHU purchases related energy- and water-using products and systems, it must first purchase products with environmental protection labels or energy-saving labels, and apply on the "Green Life Information Network" to evaluate the overall green procurement performance every year . NTHU continues to require and advocate that all units follow the green procurement standards, and the proportion of green procurement in recent years has reached more than 90%.


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating chemically intensive products and services?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for chemically intensive products and services:

NTHU establishes a system to prevent excessive procurement of toxic chemicals and manage the usage of chemicals, titled "National Tsinghua University Laboratory Site Toxic Chemical Substances Operation Management Measures".

The usage of environmental agents is regulated by the rule of Environmental Protection Administration, Executive Yuan.


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating consumable office products?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for consumable office products:

According to Article 22 of the Law on Resource Recycling and Reuse, the Environmental Protection Agency of the Executive Yuan announces the agency’s green procurement performance evaluation measures every year. NTHU is a government agency and must follow the relevant green procurement specifications for various procurement operations. It should give priority to procurement with environmental protection standards, Products with energy-saving marks, water-saving marks, green building materials marks, carbon reduction labels, Taiwan timber marks or other marks.

Therefore, when NTHU purchases related energy- and water-using products and systems, it must first purchase products with environmental protection labels or energy-saving labels, and apply to the "Green Life Information Network" to evaluate the overall green procurement performance every year. NTHU continues to require and advocate that all units follow the green procurement standards, and the proportion of green procurement in recent years has reached more than 90%.


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating furniture and furnishings?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for furniture and furnishings:

According to Article 22 of the Law on Resource Recycling and Reuse, the Environmental Protection Agency of the Executive Yuan announces the agency’s green procurement performance evaluation measures every year. NTHU is a government agency and must follow the relevant green procurement specifications for various procurement operations. It should give priority to procurement with environmental protection standards, Products with energy-saving marks, water-saving marks, green building materials marks, carbon reduction labels, Taiwan timber marks or other marks.

Therefore, when NTHU purchases related energy- and water-using products and systems, it must first purchase products with environmental protection labels or energy-saving labels, and apply them to the "Green Life Information Network" to evaluate the overall green procurement performance every year. NTHU continues to require and advocate that all units follow the green procurement standards, and the proportion of green procurement in recent years has reached more than 90%.


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating Information technology (IT) and equipment?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for Information Technology (IT) and equipment:

According to Article 22 of the Law on Resource Recycling and Reuse, the Environmental Protection Agency of the Executive Yuan announces the agency’s green procurement performance evaluation measures every year. NTHU is a government agency and must follow the relevant green procurement specifications for various procurement operations. It should give priority to procurement with environmental protection standards, Products with energy-saving marks, water-saving marks, green building materials marks, carbon reduction labels, Taiwan timber marks or other marks.

Therefore, when NTHU purchases related energy- and water-using products and systems, it must first purchase products with environmental protection labels or energy-saving labels, and apply them to the "Green Life Information Network" to evaluate the overall green procurement performance every year. NTHU continues to require and advocate that all units follow the green procurement standards, and the proportion of green procurement in recent years has reached more than 90%.


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating food service providers?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for food service providers:

For food offerings:
1.The dining service contractors should give a high priority to provide local produced goods certified by three certifications: CAS (Certified Agriculture Standards), TAP (Traceable Agricultural Products) with QR code, and Taiwan Organic, with non-genetically modified food products and primary processing products.
2.Convenient stores: most packed food products don’t contain artificial flavor, artificial color, preservative, bleach, color fasting agent, binding agent, a leavening agent with aluminium and so on. Also, making sure those ingredients are non-genetically modified. Consumers can buy the products with high protein and high fiber too. One convenient store provided foods with clean label certification (https://cleanlabelproject.org/clean-label-project-certification/)
For the service providers, following the contract with the university, they are required to comply the Labor Standard Act (https://law.moj.gov.tw/ENG/LawClass/LawAll.aspx?pcode=N0030001) to employ and manage workers for their wellbeings.


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?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for professional service providers:

According to Article 22 of the Law on Resource Recycling and Reuse, the Environmental Protection Agency of the Executive Yuan announces the agency’s green procurement performance evaluation measures every year. NTHU is a government agency and must follow the relevant green procurement specifications for various procurement operations. It should give priority to procurement with environmental protection standards, Products with energy-saving marks, water-saving marks, green building materials marks, carbon reduction labels, Taiwan timber marks or other marks.

Therefore, when NTHU purchases related energy- and water-using products and systems, it must first purchase products with environmental protection labels or energy-saving labels, and apply on the "Green Life Information Network" to evaluate the overall green procurement performance every year . NTHU continues to require and advocate that all units follow the green procurement standards, and the proportion of green procurement in recent years has reached more than 90%.


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:

NTHU continues to promote sustainable campus transportation, mainly promoting campus buses and shared bicycles "ubike".

Considering the impact of food-delivery scooters on campus pedestrian safety, NTHU continues to experiment with various control methods. The current method is that food-delivery scooters need to provide an NTD 50 deposit to enter the school, and only 35 food-delivery scooters are allowed at the same time.

At the same time, we will continue to plan to introduce campus-specific electric bicycles (ebike) for teachers and students. If they can be widely used, we will study the reduction of campus buses and a total ban on food-delivery scooters.


Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable procurement program or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

NTHU takes national regulations as the basis for procurement and will plan and formulate standards for specific procurement items in the future.

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