Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 73.13
Liaison Bridget Flynn
Submission Date March 9, 2017
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STARS v2.0

Oberlin College
OP-15: Inclusive and Local Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 1.00 Bridget Flynn
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Environmental Sustainability
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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:
Oberlin College is committed to the use and purchase of environmentally and socially responsible materials and products. 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. Oberlin has identified 25 environmental attributes that are considered desirable when selecting products, and these include being locally manufactured or grown, and preserving/enhancing the local economy. The ethical and social impacts of purchased products will be documented by posting the supplier and subcontractor’s annual corporate, social, ethical and environmental reports and other supporting documentation. When reports are not currently available the goal will be to work with suppliers to develop and implement corporate social, ethical and environmental reports. Oberlin is working to increase our support for historically underutilized businesses, minority-owned businesses, and women owned-businesses.

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:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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