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Liaison Nadia Harduar
Submission Date April 21, 2016
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University of Ontario Institute of Technology
OP-17: Guidelines for Business Partners

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Shannon Oletic
Asset and Sustainability Planner
Office of Campus Infrastructure and Sustainability
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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):
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The policies, guidelines, and/or agreements with the institution's business partners (or a representative sample):

The Office of Campus Infrastructure and Sustainability is consulted prior to RFPs being sent out to insure language around minimum environmental standards, certifications and sustainability best practices is sufficient and up to date. This language carries over to the agreements with business partners.

Business partners must also adhere to the following criteria for RFPs:
- Include information on their commitment to the preservation and sustainability of the environment in regards to practices, vehicles, products used in the execution of the agreement;
- Detail the company’s building-specific Green Plan. List green product line and other green initiatives that their company has undertaken
- Alternative products and services will be considered if they can be demonstrated to be Green Seal or Eco Logo (Canadian) equivalent;
- Companies must show proof of environmental certifications
- Companies must be transparent with their commitment to Sustainability in their business practices.

Additionally, UOIT "endeavors to deal only with suppliers who adhere to the labour standards of the International Labour Organization “Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work” in relation to the acquisition of apparel and non-apparel products bearing the name, logo, image or trademark of the University. http://www.ilo.org/global/What_we_do/InternationalLabourStandards/lang--en/index.htm strive to ensure that the same suppliers also require the above compliance from their sub-contractors".

UOIT Purchasing Policy, Procedures and Guidelines: https://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&sqi=2&ved=0ahUKEwiCmYWunIzNAhUMHT4KHWICCW0QFgghMAE&url=http%3A%2F%2Fresearch.uoit.ca%2Ffiles%2Fassets%2FDefault%2Fdocuments%2FUOIT%2520Purchasing%2520Policy%2520-%2520Final.pdf&usg=AFQjCNG051k6yauXOcEyjBf17tfnlgDO2w&bvm=bv.123664746,d.cWw&cad=rja

+ Date Revised: June 9, 2016

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