Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.44
Liaison Mike Wilson
Submission Date Jan. 29, 2014
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STARS v2.0

University of Victoria
OP-17: Guidelines for Business Partners

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Xavier Serrano
Director, Purchasing Services
Purchasing Services
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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):

UVic requires all suppliers wishing to obtain contracts with the university to disclose environmental and social/labour practices. We ask for more information and perform detailed background checks on suppliers if it is suspected they have a poor reputation in one or more of these areas.
See: http://web.uvic.ca/purc/docs/misc/Social%20Responsibility%20and%20Sustainability%20Objectives.pdf and https://web.uvic.ca/purc/docs/sourcing/RFPTERMS.pdf#page=61


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:

UVic includes measurement criteria on Quadruple Bottom Line, Carbon Footprint, and Environmental and Social Stewardship in its Standard Sourcing Clauses that apply to all formal posted supplier solicitations. See: https://web.uvic.ca/purc/docs/sourcing/RFPTERMS.pdf#page=61. In order to acheive Strategic Alliance or Preferred Vendor status, a supplier must further adhere to a set of Stewardship Provisions that include environmental (e.g. waste reduction, recycling, minimizing packaging) and social (e.g. no sweat shops, fair trade, giving back to the community) responsibility. See: https://web.uvic.ca/purc/docs/sourcing/RFPTERMS.pdf#page=61.


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

UVic Purchasing Services includes measurement criteria on the Quadruple Bottom Line, Carbon Footprint, and Environmental and Social Stewardship in its Standard Sourcing Clauses that apply to all formal posted supplier solicitations. See: https://web.uvic.ca/purc/docs/sourcing/RFPTERMS.pdf#page=61. In order to acheive Strategic Alliance or Preferred Vendor status, a supplier must further adhere to a set of Stewardship Provisions that include environmental (e.g. waste reduction, recycling, minimizing packaging) and social (e.g. no sweat shops, fair trade, giving back to the community) responsibility. See: https://web.uvic.ca/purc/docs/sourcing/RFPTERMS.pdf#page=61.

UVic also requires all suppliers wishing to obtain contracts with the university to disclose environmental and social/labour practices. We ask for more information and perform detailed background checks on suppliers if it is suspected they have a poor reputation in one or more of these areas. See: http://web.uvic.ca/purc/docs/misc/Social%20Responsibility%20and%20Sustainability%20Objectives.pdf and https://web.uvic.ca/purc/docs/sourcing/RFPTERMS.pdf#page=61

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