Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.58
Liaison James Gordon
Submission Date March 3, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Thompson Rivers University
OP-15: Inclusive and Local Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 1.00 James Gordon
Environmental Programs and Research Coordinator
TRU Office of Environment and Sustainability
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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:

In the new TRU Campus Strategic Sustainability Plan (page 44: http://www.tru.ca/__shared/assets/Campus_Strategic_Sustainability_Plan_201433501.pdf) it is stated under Strategies:
• Fair Trade Campus (as a 1 to 3 year goal)
Who is responsible: Purchasing Dept. (with Director, Office of Enviornment & Sustianability).
Establish purchasing policies and guidelines designating TRU a Fair Trade Campus with respect to all procurement decisions.
• Inclusive and Local Purchasing (as a 3 to 5 year goal)
Who: Purchasing Dept.
Develop a stated intent or policy to support and procure from inclusive businesses, social enterprises, and/or local community-based businesses and track compliance. Reduce waste and fuel consumption generated from transportation by specifying locally manufactured and extracted products, where feasible.

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:

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