Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.31
Liaison Vusal Karimli
Submission Date June 1, 2022

STARS v2.2

Western Caspian University
OP-11: Sustainable Procurement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00
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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:

Western Caspian University invites not only its students, university staff members, but also community to increase responsibility over consumption & production patterns. The purpose of these instructions is to improve efficiency of consumption & production.
• Increase sustainable consumption & production and waste management education
• Minimize waste produced within and beyond the University
• Decrease the use of non-renewable natural resources & toxic materials
• Preserve and manage existing resources in order to make production & consumption balance
over the long term
• Purchase products in reusable or returnable packaging
• Have always vegetarian meal options
• Use low-temperature heating system
• Increase the use of electronic devices for representation in order to save papers, markers,
and etc.
• Switch to consumption of eco-friendly bricks
• Consume energy efficient led lamps and double-paned windows


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?:
Institution employs LCCA as a matter of policy and standard practice when evaluating all energy- and water-using products, systems and building components

A brief description of the LCCA policy and/or practices:

WESTERN CASPIAN UNIVERSITY'S POLICY ON RENEWABLE ENERGY
Western Caspian University's policy on renewable energy was updated by Scientific Council on 08.006.2021 with the № 8
Commitment 1. Usage of clean and affordable energy
• Conducting scientific research to use renewable, affordable and clean energy (solar, wind, etc.);
• Use efficient and environmentally friendly materials in new educational buildings or infrastructure projects, and involvement in environmental protection;
• Targets about widespread use of solar panels and reducing the amount of energy used by 10%;
• Supporting renewable energy Startup projects.

Commitment 2. Infrastructure projects
• Identification of sources of heat, waste and energy consumption at the wrong time and application of smart electronic systems;
• Renovation surrondings areas of educational buildings, construction of renewable energy laboratories and equipment;
• Application and research of new energy vectors, heat storage and clean cooling technologies suitable for infrastructure;
• Applying smart electrical systems; (corridors and lighting system surrondings areas of the buildings);
• Preparing educational materials and organizing regular events.
Commitment 3. Reduction of carbon dioxide emissions
• Insulation of roofs and facades at the buildings;
• To increase the number of LED lamps; (application of daylight sensitive systems)
• To use double-paned windows at the buildings;
• Carrying out regular cleaning works within and outside educational buildings.

Commitment 4. Providing educational and scientific knowledge
• To increase the number of classes open to the public;
• To exchange views with local farmers about the benefits of clean energy;
• To organize seminars, conferences and webinars open for public with local and international organizations


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating chemically intensive products and services?:
Yes

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for chemically intensive products and services:

• Specify the toxic content of your product.
• What targets are in place to reduce the hazardous substances in the offered goods? What actions have you successfully implemented to achieve these targets?
• Do the offered goods comply with comparable industry standards? Specify which industry standards are applicable and provide details of each aspect of these standards that the goods comply with.
• Does your organisation have a program in place that enables your goods to meet industry standards in the future? Specify how this will be achieved.
• What actions are taken to reduce emissions to atmosphere during the good’s manufacture and during its use?
See the policy:https://wcu.edu.az/uploads/files/WCU%20POLICY%20ON%20SUSTAINABLE%20PURCHASING%20(1).pdf


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:

All office paper will be 100% recycled, and purchased from our contracted preferred supplier for stationary.
• When purchasing tea-room supplies (tea, coffee, sugar etc.) the University prefers products certified by a third party as sustainable e.g., Fairtrade, and they can also be purchased from our preferred stationary supplier.
• Increase sustainable consumption & production and waste management education
• Minimize waste produced within and beyond the University
• Decrease the use of non-renewable natural resources & toxic materials
• Preserve and manage existing resources in order to make production & consumption balance
over the long term
• Purchase products in reusable or returnable packaging
• Have always vegetarian meal options
• Use low-temperature heating system
• Increase the use of electronic devices for representation in order to save papers, markers,
and etc.
• Switch to consumption of eco-friendly bricks
• Consume energy efficient led lamps and double-paned windows
(See Sustainable Procurement Guide
http://wcu.edu.az/uploads/files/Sustainable%20Procurement%20Guidance%C2%A0.pdf)


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating furniture and furnishings?:
Yes

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for furniture and furnishings:

Sustainable Purchasing of Durable Goods
The term “durable goods” refers to higher-cost-per-unit materials that are replaced infrequently
and/or may require capital out lays to purchase. These products may include, but are not limited to: office equipment (such as computers, monitors, printers, copiers, fax machines), appliances (refrigerators, dishwashers, water coolers), external power adaptors, televisions, and furniture. The purchasing criteria for these products fall into the following two categories.
(See Sustainable Procurement Guidehttps://wcu.edu.az/uploads/files/WCU%20POLICY%20ON%20SUSTAINABLE%20PURCHASING%20(1).pdf)


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:

Do the offered goods qualify for energy efficiency rating labels (e.g. Energy Star label) or are they rated by the Energy Rating Scheme? Please provide details of the Energy Rating.
• Do the offered goods meet the specifications provided by any independent labelling association?
• Please specify any energy consumption in the following three modes: on (normal/operating use); standby (sleep); off.
• Will the offered goods be delivered with the Energy Star capability activated?
• What are the time options for the goods to be move to low power, sleep and off modes?
• Are there any other energy-saving features associated with the offered goods?
(See Sustainable Policy and instructions
https://wcu.edu.az/en/page/qerbi-kaspi-universitetin-elverishli-ve-temiz-enerji-siyaseti/ http://wcu.edu.az/uploads/files/Energy%20instructions.pdf


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:

University procurement in ways that advance social responsibility and environmental sustainability by using, maintaining, disposing or re-purposing, goods and services which: improve energy, water, and material efficiency;
utilize renewable materials; advance the University toward carbon-neutrality or net positive renewable energy production; eliminate waste, especially hazardous materials; enhance the physical campus environment; protect and enhance the health of the campus community; encourage WCU employees to adopt sustainability practices; offer additional consideration to vendors with
sustainable production, distribution and end of life management systems or services; support locally produced goods and services; educate the University campus and the extended community about sustainability.
(See Sustainable Procurement Guidehttps://wcu.edu.az/uploads/files/WCU%20POLICY%20ON%20SUSTAINABLE%20PURCHASING%20(1).pdf)


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:

N/A


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

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

N/A


Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable procurement program or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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