Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.85
Liaison Ruairi O'Mahony
Submission Date May 1, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Massachusetts Lowell
OP-17: Guidelines for Business Partners

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 1.00 Michael Vayda
Provost & Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Office of the Provost
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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?:
None

A copy of the policies, guidelines, and/or agreements with the institution's business partners (or a representative sample):
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The policies, guidelines, and/or agreements with the institution's business partners (or a representative sample):
The rules associated with UMass Lowell transportation (both by UMass Lowell contracted employees and its transportation vendor) consists of the following: Idling Law: Massachusetts State law requires that a vehicle not idle for more than 5 minutes. As an initiative to help reduce greenhouse gases, our requirement is to shut the vans/shuttles/buses off if we idle for greater than 3 minutes at any giving stop. Chapter 90, Section 16A establishes the Massachusetts Anti-Idling Law that limits unnecessary idling of motor vehicles to five minutes. The law applies to all motor vehicles including UMass Lowell business partners. The law only exempts vehicles engaged in the delivery or acceptance of goods, wares, or merchandise for which engine assisted power is necessary (e.g. refrigerated trucks with perishable goods). Business partners can be held responsible for fines up to $25,000. Local police and health officials have the authority to enforce the law.
+ Date Revised: July 20, 2015

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:
NA

The website URL where information about the institution’s guidelines for its business partners is available:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
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