Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.46
Liaison Brandon Raco
Submission Date Sept. 2, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Guelph
OP-11: Sustainable Procurement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 3.00 Brandon Raco
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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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:
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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:
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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:
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Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating consumable office products?:
Yes

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

Consumable office products are purchased through the Ontario Education Collaborative Marketplace (OECM). The OECM Supplier Code of Conduct places a priority on Environmental Sustainability. Section 4.9 Environmental states:

Supplies must Suppliers must give high priority to environmental issues and implement initiatives to foster sound environmental management through practices that prevent pollution and preserve resources. Suppliers must conduct business in an environmentally responsible and sustainable manner. Suppliers must comply with all applicable environmental laws, statutes and regulations, including, but not limited to, waste disposal (proper handling of toxic and hazardous waste), air emissions and pollution, to ensure that they meet all legal requirements and strive to prevent or mitigate adverse effects on the environment with a long-term objective of continual improvement.

https://oecm.ca/suppliers/supplier-code-of-conduct


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

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

Furniture and furnishing must be functionally efficient, compatible, economical and demonstrate a good life cycle value.

https://www.pr.uoguelph.ca/system/files/design_standards_april_2019.pdf


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:
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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:
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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:

The University of Guelph Code of Ethical Conduct for Suppliers and Sub Contractors covers suppliers who provide apparel.

https://www.uoguelph.ca/diversity-human-rights/sites/uoguelph.ca.dhr/files/public/UniversityofGuelphCodeofConduct_Policy_June6_2012_0.pdf


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