Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.85
Liaison Karen Eckert, Ph.D.
Submission Date Nov. 30, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Principia College
OP-17: Guidelines for Business Partners

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Bruce Alioto
Contracts Officer
Finance and Accounting
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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?:
All

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?:
All

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

Principia College requires that business partners are contracted with written agreements stating that they abide by federal and state regulations, provide fair and equal wages, and adhere to fair business practices (e.g., no discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, disability). Principia's Tree Care plan stipulates the methods and practices ensuring environmental protection that building contractors must adhere to when working on Principia campus. Finally, Principia's General Contract Specifications include an ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION section stating, inter alia, that the "Contractor, its employees and agents shall:
• Comply strictly with all laws, ordinances, guidelines, recommendations, regulations and restrictions which have been issued by the manufacturer, distributor, or any local, state or federal governmental authority, pertaining to the use, handling, storage and disposal of all Chemical Substances (including without limitation pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, fertilizers, petroleum, and all other substances regulated under local, state or federal law, statutes, ordinances, rules and regulations) brought onto Owner's property by Contractor, its employees or agents;
• Advise Owner in writing of all conditions arising or resulting from the activities of Contractor, its agents and employees, including without limitation the presence of Chemical Substances on, in or under Owner's property, which may create a risk of harm, injury, or damage of any kind to persons and/or property, including mature trees not approved for harm;
• Take all actions reasonably appropriate to eliminate (or where impracticable) reduce, minimize, limit and contain such risk, including without limitation posting of notices, restriction of access to affected areas, and use of alternative Chemical Substances; ..."


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:

Work conducted on campus by contractors and business partners (e.g., architects, engineers) is closely monitored by a professional Facilities Department. Contractual agreements are routinely reviewed and assessed.


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