Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Lindsey Kalkbrenner
Submission Date May 3, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Santa Clara University
OP-17: Guidelines for Business Partners

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Jane Barrantes
Assistant Vice President, Auxiliary Services
Auxiliary Services
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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?:
Some

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

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):

Environmental standards - "Vendor will not discharge or permit to be discharged into the drainage system any deleterious material, noxious or contaminated or poisonous substance. The cost of clean up and fines for such discharge will be borne by vendor. Vendor will properly dispose of all hazardous waste materials in compliance with Federal and State regulations. Disposal of such waste must be coordinated with the Client's hazardous materials officer. Vendor will be responsible for following all applicable health, safety, and Federal and local laws in the operation and maintenance of the facilities."

Employment standards - "Vendor shall comply with applicable Federal, State, and local laws and regulations pertaining to wages and hours of employment. Vendor agrees to pay all full time non-student employees and contract workers in accordance with the living wage guidelines as promulgated by the City of San Jose and posted on their website. Vendor shall require background checks, including a criminal history check, before hiring all new non-student employees. Upon being hired, such employees shall be subject to such health examination as proper Federal, State and local authority may bequire in connection with their employment. All persons employed by vendor will be the employees of vendor and will be covered by employee dishonesty insurance. In performing work required by this agreement, vendor shall not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, sex, color, national origin, sexual orientation or age, in violation of Federal, State or local law."


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:

Living wage check is done annually with vendor. Hazardous waste handled by University Facilities or its designee.


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