Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 75.64
Liaison Yolanda Cieters
Submission Date March 2, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Seattle University
IN-26: Innovation C

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Phillip Thompson
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

In July 2017, SU moved over to an electronic procurement system called ProcureSU. The new system automates purchasing, receiving, and payment processing on campus. The move to an online procurement system has contributed to greening our SU campus by:
(1) Reducing paper usage: paper receipts are no longer accepted; all receipts must be uploaded electronically. Paper requisitions are no longer accepted; all purchase-related forms now have to be submitted online. No paper files are saved; all is being maintained electronically.
(2) Secondly, as part of the new procurement system, SU now works with only one vendor for office supplies (instead of the previous eight different vendors), resulting in fewer delivery trucks arriving on campus per week with fewer carbon emissions required from delivery services.

Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Air & Climate

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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