Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.08
Liaison Carrie Metzgar
Submission Date May 18, 2011
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.0

University of California, San Diego
OP-13: Vendor Code of Conduct

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Edward Johnson
Senior Director, Chief Procurement Officer
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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?:

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:

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:

The Procurement & Contracts team was part of the University of California system-wide collaboration that developed the UC Guidelines for Environmentally Preferred Purchasing and has implemented the Environmentally Preferable Purchasing requirements in the UC Policy on Sustainable Practices. Examples of programs include: the selecting of major suppliers of consumer electronics and computers that use lead-free solder practices, developing a reusable tote program to minimize shipment packaging, specifications for recyclable and cradle-to-cradle carpet products, promoting non-virgin paper procurement and use, requiring Energy Star compliance for campus-wide standard configuration computer systems and where available other electronic products, vendor sponsored recycle programs for frequently used lab supplies (e.g, pipette tips), working with vendors to reduce packaging material volumes and encourage use of environmentally friendly alternatives, using electronic procurement system to reduce paper purchase orders and invoices. Vendors from which the University purchases products will be required to utilize minimal and reusable packaging materials as deemed in products specifications. If no local market for packaging materials exists, vendors may be required to take-back their packaging at their expense. Current practices include consolidation of shipments at centralized location to minimize packaging sent to campus and maximize recycling opportunities at centralized delivery point.

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