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|Submission Date||March 14, 2016|
St. John's University, New York
OP-17: Guidelines for Business Partners
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Director of Environment and Energy Conservation
How many of the institution’s business partners are covered by policies, guidelines and/or agreements that require adherence to minimum environmental standards?:
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?:
A copy of the policies, guidelines, and/or agreements with the institution's business partners (or a representative sample):
St. John's University, New York requested that AASHE Staff correct a mistake in this reporting field for the reason specified below.Previous Value: secure/61/6/509/2901/purchasing standars for STARS.pdf
Explanation: The guidelines document for the University Bookstore is a more comprehensive example.
The policies, guidelines, and/or agreements with the institution's business partners (or a representative sample):
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 (
Outline for Campus Stores Code of Conduct:
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