|Overall Rating||Gold - expired|
|Submission Date||March 14, 2016|
St. John's University, New York
OP-15: Inclusive and Local Purchasing
|0.70 / 1.00||
STARS Research Analyst
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:
St. John’s University is committed to assisting minority, women-owned and local business enterprises (M/W/LBE’s) in their long-term growth and development, thereby enhancing the economic stability and vitality of the community it serves through its student body. This commitment is rooted in our tradition as a Vincentian University dedicated to promoting the core values of truth, love, respect, opportunity, excellence and service within the University and in our relationships with the community at large. It also serves to complement the University’s Diversity Initiative, which seeks to identify and address personal, institutional and social injustice.
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:
St. John's University understands that supporting small and local businesses is a major part of economic sustainability. The University buys Bookstore materials and food through local channels and hopes to expand this initiative in the future.