|Submission Date||Feb. 11, 2020|
The American College of Greece
OP-12: Electronics Purchasing
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Total annual expenditures on electronics:
Expenditures on environmentally or socially preferable electronics:
|Expenditure Per Level|
|EPEAT Gold registered and/or third party certified at the highest achievable level under a multi-attribute sustainability standard||611,091 US/Canadian $|
|EPEAT Silver registered and/or third party certified at mid-level under a multi-attribute sustainability standard||0 US/Canadian $|
|EPEAT Bronze registered and/or third party certified at minimum level under a multi-attribute sustainability standard||0 US/Canadian $|
|Labeled under a single-attribute standard||0 US/Canadian $|
Do the figures reported above include leased equipment?:
A brief description of the time period from which the figures reported above are drawn:
Data is drawn from the most recent budgeting schedule representing the FY 2019
Website URL where information about the institution’s electronics purchasing is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
Based on our purchasing policy and code of conduct we procure electronics products certified to meet sustainability standards:
Electronics and Appliances:
- Energy Star www.energystar.gov/purchasing
- Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) - www.epeat.net
Environmentally Preferred Procurement: ACG will identify and promote environmentally responsible procurement by featuring sustainable products and services, practices, processes, and procedures
Environmental impact should be considered in purchasing decisions, when appropriate. ACG encourages departments to consider the use of products and services that impact the environment less than competing products, when it is a good best value decision to do so. A good best value decision based on a thorough total cost of ownership analysis considers the initial cost of the item as well as factors such as:
Energy Efficiency: Purchase equipment that is Energy Star-rated (or, if there is no Energy Star rating, equipment that is highly energy efficient). Energy Star is a program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency.
Shipping Materials: Purchase products that are shipped in containers that are returnable or reusable and made from recycled content (i.e. cardboard boxes). Also request bulk packaging when multiple items are ordered for delivery at the same time.
Recycled Content: Purchase products made with recycled content suitable for the intended use. Look for a high percentage of post-consumer content. ‘Post-Consumer’ is material that has served its intended purpose and has been discarded for disposal or recovery by a business or consumer. Other recycled content includes post industrial wastes which are by-products of a manufacturing process that would normally not be reused in the process.
Waste: The institution strongly desires to minimize the amount of waste sent to landfills. Both the product purchased and the packaging materials associated with it should be minimized to prevent waste as much as possible. Environmental performance of the supplier and/or producer should
also be considered, such as waste prevention, waste reduction, pollution prevention, clean air and water programs, re-use of materials, minimization of scrap material, and any other green factory initiatives, etc.
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