Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.68
Liaison John Gardner
Submission Date May 31, 2016
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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
OP-17: Guidelines for Business Partners

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Kate Nelson
Chief Sustainability Officer
Office of 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):

UW Credit Union: The bank is not covered by policies, guidelines and/or agreements that require adherence to minimum environmental standards. In regard to policies, guidelines and/or agreements that require adherence to minimum standards governing employee wages, benefits, working conditions and rights, the bank is governed by all applicable state and federal employment laws as well as National Banking laws. No other minimum standards apply requiring our adherence.

Interface: Mission Zero, environmental and corporate social responsibility
http://www.interfaceglobal.com/Sustainability/Social.asp
Many other carpet companies have been worked with at UWM based on their social and environmental commitments.

UWM's Restaurant Operations "L.O.C.A.L. (Living, Operating Consuming Acquiring Locally)" initiative
http://uwm.edu/dining/more/sustainability/

Vendors are required to pay prevailing wage rates on trades jobs that are over $48,000 where labor is 85% of the charge, for a single trade and $100,000 for two or more trades.


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:

The State of Wisconsin Sustainable Facility Standards not only provide a program for new building and renovation but also for purchasing standards. These standards have been implemented into several vendor contracts including: flooring, electronics, ink cartridges, and other applicable contracts at UW-Milwaukee.

Training sessions with purchasing agents have been widely done at UWM and sustainability has been worked into and defined in these campus and state contracts.


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

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