Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 62.73
Liaison Tina Woolston
Submission Date Aug. 1, 2011
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Tufts University
OP-13: Vendor Code of Conduct

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Diane Devlin
Director
Purchasing
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Does the institution have and act on a vendor code of conduct or equivalent policy that sets expectations about the social and environmental responsibility of vendors with whom the institution does business?:
Yes

The website URL where the vendor code of conduct or equivalent policy is posted :
A copy of the vendor code of conduct or equivalent policy:
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A brief description of programs and strategies institution has implemented to ensure the code is followed, including a brief description of instances when vendor code of conduct has changed purchasing behavior within the last five years, if applicable:

In the Request for Quote (RFQ) process, Tufts asks each supplier to describe their environmental programs. These responses are weighted in the scoring process and the suppliers are aware of this. Once the supplier is selected they are required to report quarterly/annually on environmental program progress.

Tufts Purchasing has also assembled an informational handout for how individual departments can "buy green": http://finance.tufts.edu/purchasing/downloads/BUYGREENHANDOUT-PDFWEB.pdf


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