Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.78
Liaison Luc Surprenant
Submission Date Dec. 20, 2019

STARS v2.2

Universite de Montreal
OP-11: Sustainable Procurement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 3.00 Luc Surprenant
Consultant, Sustainable Development
Vice rector's office, Finances and Infrastructures
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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:

The Université de Montréal is committed to sustainable development and expects the same commitment from its suppliers as well as ethical sourcing practices throughout their supply chain. The code of conduct demonstrates an institutional commitment to work for continuous improvement towards excellence.

Suppliers of goods and services are expected to subscribe and to ensure that their operating practices and those of their own suppliers are in sync with the commitments of the University's code of conduct.


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:

Paper purchased by the University’s Printing Services must contain 30% of post-consumer recycled fiber

Printing Services also establish other sustainability criteria for asks of interest in order to compare products and make sustainable decisions. These criteria include:
- weight
- FSC certification


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating furniture and furnishings?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for furniture and furnishings:
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Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating Information technology (IT) and equipment?:
Yes

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for Information Technology (IT) and equipment:

Although asks of interest do not mention it explicitly, the Direction Générale des technologies de l'information et des Communications
(DGTIC) requires that all computers meet the EPEAT gold standard at the stage of equipment standardization.


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating food service providers?:
Yes

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for food service providers:

The call for offers published in 2019 by the University’s Food Services contains a sustainability section that identifies products that are associated with at least one criterion of sustainability and the products for which the University wishes to integrate sustainable alternatives in the upcoming years.

Food Services also have other suppliers for particular products such as dairies, coffee, pastas and granola bars. In these cases the choice of a supplier was partially based on sustainability criteria, such as the general quality of food, nutritional values, and locality.


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating garments and linens?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for garments and linens:
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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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