Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.86
Liaison Elida Erickson
Submission Date March 23, 2016
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STARS v2.0

University of California, Santa Cruz
OP-17: Guidelines for Business Partners

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Kathleen Rogers
Senior Strategic Sourcing Manager
Procurement Services
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How many of the institution’s business partners are covered by policies, guidelines and/or agreements that require adherence to minimum environmental standards?:
Some

How many of the institution’s business partners are covered by policies, guidelines and/or agreements that require adherence to minimum standards governing employee wages, benefits, working conditions and rights?:
Some

A copy of the policies, guidelines, and/or agreements with the institution's business partners (or a representative sample):
The policies, guidelines, and/or agreements with the institution's business partners (or a representative sample):

The University of California Sustainable Practices Policy: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/3100155 .

The University of California BUS-43/Material Management: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/3220485 (pages 3, 33, 54, 55).

The University of California BUS-8/Acquisition and Disposition of University Vehicles: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/3220475 .

The University of California BUS-19/Registration and Licensing of University-Owned Vehicles: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/3220476.

The University of California Management of Health, Safety and the Environment: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/3500506 .


A brief description of programs and strategies institution has implemented to ensure that the guidelines are followed, including a brief description of instances when the guidelines have changed purchasing behavior, if applicable:

Competitive bids help determine a supplier's opportunities for improving environmental and social business practices. Any resulting agreement or scope of work may include mutually agreed upon performance expectations and metrics based on those opportunities.

We cross-match what the Suppliers tell us in their Quarterly Business Reviews with information we can access from third-party certifiers, we collect Sustainable Purchasing Data from all Suppliers on a quarterly basis having them outline how much of their products that we purchase are ENERGYSTAR®, EPEAT™, Green Seal™, GreenGuard™, Recycled Content, and WaterSense®, we purchase over 95% of paper (both Multi-Use Office and Rest Room Papers) that has recycled content, we purchase only ENERGYSTAR® or EPEAT™ rated office equipment and computing electronics, we are now converting to energy-efficient laboratory freezers, we have take-back clauses for office equipment, large packaging materials, laboratory quality freezers and toner cartridges.


The website URL where information about the institution’s guidelines for its business partners is available:

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