Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.92
Liaison Sally DeLeon
Submission Date Feb. 12, 2014
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University of Maryland, College Park
OP-13: Vendor Code of Conduct

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Mark Stewart
Sustainability Manager
Environmental Safety, Sustainability and Risk
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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:
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 Director of Procurement sent a memo to all deans, directors, and department heads announcing the Environmentally Preferable Procurement Policy, which includes vendor code of conduct. One example of how the policy has influenced vendor behavior came in 2012 when one of our athletic facilities replaced carpeting and specified that the vendor use plant-based adhesive for the installation. That request actually encouraged the vendor to switch to plant-based adhesive for all of their projects.

The University also has a Social Responsibility Affidavit, which ensures that Maryland only does business with socially and environmentally conscious companies.


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