Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.40
Liaison Natalie Walker
Submission Date Feb. 21, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Pennsylvania
IN-13: Spend Analysis

Status Score Responsible Party
0.50 / 0.50 Madeline Schuh
Sustainability Analyst
Facilities and Real Estate Services
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Has the institution conducted a comprehensive spend analysis to assess the sustainability impacts of its purchasing across all significant commodity categories and identify and prioritize opportunities for improvement?:

A brief description of the institution’s comprehensive, sustainability-related spend analysis:

Penn's partner for office supplies and equipment, Office Depot, provides spend analyses of all materials purchased through Office Depot. Office Depot has created an internal ranking system for the sustainability of office products, with dark green being the most sustainable. Penn's Purchasing department uses this information to determine the percent of Penn's spending that is green. In 2018, Penn Purchasing will be working to put in place standardized language across the University's contracts and consider certain category-specific language for target categories.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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