Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.98
Liaison Tom Goldsmith
Submission Date March 14, 2016
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St. John's University, New York
OP-17: Guidelines for Business Partners

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Thomas Goldsmith
Director of Environment and Energy Conservation
Facilities 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?:
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):
VLCRevised.pdf
+ Date Revised: April 28, 2016

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

The University avoids relationships with unethical vendors, and promotes relationships with companies that support fair trade. Specification for carting waste and recycling materials is in the file link section. Campus stores "Vendor code of conduct" is included in the "Notes" section below.


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

St. John's University is a part of the Fair Labor Association (FLA) and the Worker's Rights Consortium. The University is currently working on the Designated Suppliers Program (
http://www.torchonline.com/opinion/2015/10/22/can-st-johns-become-a-fair-trade-university/)

Sites:
http://www.workersrights.org/about/as.asp
http://www.fairlabor.org/affiliates/colleges-universities?page=8

Outline for Campus Stores Code of Conduct:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/11dDsrdO8aA_zESU2-5HnRTcFMIlnDDbtTfdErQifyS8/edit?usp=docslist_api

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