Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.28
Liaison Cynthia Philippe
Submission Date May 12, 2021

STARS v2.2

Universite du Quebec a Montreal
OP-11: Sustainable Procurement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.75 / 3.00 Cynthia Philippe
Sustainability advisor
Service du développement organisationnel
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution have written policies, guidelines, or directives that seek to support sustainable purchasing across multiple commodity categories institution-wide?:
Yes

A copy of the policies, guidelines or directives:
The policies, guidelines or directives:

English translation of the document that we present a copy.

In compliance with laws, policies and regulations governing contracts, the University seeks to acquire goods and services that meet the standards of the International Labor Organization, in accordance with its stated interest in protecting the environment. The University asks its suppliers to subscribe to and ensure that their own suppliers align themselves with the following social commitments:

Constantly offer products and solutions that ensure the quality of the environment and promote the eco-efficient use of local resources and local production;

Adhere to the approval of their products and services in the Environmental Choice Program "Eco-Logo" so that they are certified and recognized as having no impact or the least possible impact on the environment;

Implement a manufacturing approach that aims to protect the environment and that is in line with or inspired by ISO 14000 standards, for factories located locally and in foreign countries;

Favor packaging that is less bulky, recyclable, made from recycled materials and, ideally, taken back after delivery of the goods;

Take back used goods and equipment that have been sold in the past and whose secondary use is possible;

Make establishments aware of the possibilities for reuse, recycling and healthy and environmental disposal of the goods sold;

Protect and respect fundamental labor rights, as recognized by the International Labor Organization (ILO), including conventions on the following subjects:

- hours of work;
- minimum wages;
- the minimum age;
- the worst forms of child labor;
- weekly rest;
- the abolition of forced labor;
- the right of association, freedom of association and collective bargaining;
-occupational diseases;
- prevention of major industrial accidents;
- old age insurance;
- disability insurance;
- equal pay;
- maternity protection;
- promotion of employment and protection against unemployment.

In addition, the principles of international solidarity and fairness for a fair wage will be taken into account by suppliers and their own suppliers.

French version : https://approvisionnements.uqam.ca/fr/codecond/


Does the institution employ Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA) when evaluating energy- and water-using products and systems?:
No

Which of the following best describes the institution’s use of LCCA?:
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A brief description of the LCCA policy and/or practices:

Not applicable


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating chemically intensive products and services?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for chemically intensive products and services:

Not applicable


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating consumable office products?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for consumable office products:

Not applicable


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating furniture and furnishings?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for furniture and furnishings:

Not applicable


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating Information technology (IT) and equipment?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for Information Technology (IT) and equipment:

Not applicable


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating food service providers?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for food service providers:

Not aplicable


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating garments and linens?:
Yes

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for garments and linens:

Suppliers are requested to respect and protect fundamental labor rights, as recognized by the International Labor Organization (ILO), including conventions on the following subjects:

- hours of work;
- minimum wages;
- the minimum age;
- the worst forms of child labor;
- weekly rest;
- the abolition of forced labor;
- the right of association, freedom of association and collective bargaining;
-occupational diseases;
- prevention of major industrial accidents;
- old age insurance;
- disability insurance;
- equal pay;
- maternity protection;
- promotion of employment and protection against unemployment.


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating professional service providers?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for professional service providers:

Not applicable


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating transportation and fuels?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for transportation and fuels:

Not applicable


Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable procurement program or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

In the additionnel documentation, we put the Ecoresponsability policy (in French).

In section 3.4, there is guidance on responsible procurement.

"Procurement: promote the integration of environmental and social considerations in the procurement of goods and services."

Environmental solutions for responsible procurements : https://approvisionnements.uqam.ca/solenv/

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