Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 47.23
Liaison Kerry Case
Submission Date Aug. 15, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Westminster College - Utah
OP-11: Sustainable Procurement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 3.00 Kerry Case
Environmental Center Director
Environmental Center
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Does the institution have written policies, guidelines or directives that seek to support sustainable purchasing across commodity categories institution-wide?:
Yes

A copy of the policies, guidelines or directives:
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The policies, guidelines or directives:

On the Purchasing Policies and Principles, the 3rd purchasing objective states Westminster College will "Strive to conduct business in a sustainable and energy efficient manner that balances economic priorities with environmental health and human health. When economically feasible, the College will do business with companies that can further our sustainable objectives. For example, to the extent possible, the college prefers to purchase electronics that are EPEAT or Energy Star certified, cleaning products that are Green Seal certified, and paper containing FSC and/or recycled content."

https://westminstercollege.edu/docs/default-source/departments-and-offices-documents/policies/200/260-to-279/260-purchasing-policies-and-principles.pdf?sfvrsn=2


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?:
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A brief description of the LCCA policy and/or practices:
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Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating chemically intensive products and services (e.g. building and facilities maintenance, cleaning and sanitizing, landscaping and grounds maintenance)?:
Yes

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

Green Seal certified cleaning products


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating construction and renovation products (e.g. furnishings and building materials)?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for construction and renovation products:
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Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating Information technology (IT) products and services (e.g. computers, imaging equipment, mobile phones, data centers and cloud services)?:
Yes

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

"In order to be as energy efficient as possible and environmentally friendly, Westminster College makes an effort to make sure all computer desktops and monitors bought are EPEAT certified."

https://westminstercollege.edu/about/campus-sustainability/energy


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating food services (i.e. franchises, vending services, concessions, convenience stores)?:
Yes

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for food services:

Westminster's RFP process for campus food service providers includes criteria for meeting the college's sustainable food goals (below).

• Reach a minimum of 20% “real food A” in food purchasing dollars by 2020
• Provide at least 5% “real food B,” 5% “real food A,” and products from at least one local source at time of contract initiation
• Provide an annual increase of at least 2% additional “real food A”
• Partner in student food education and awareness
• Clearly label all ingredients and “real food” status
• Annually report on dollars spent and “real food” percentages


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:
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Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating professional services (e.g. architectural, engineering, public relations, financial)?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for professional services:
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Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating transportation and fuels (e.g. travel, vehicles, delivery services, long haul transport, generator fuels, steam plants)?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for transportation and fuels:
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Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating wood and paper products?:
Yes

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for wood and paper products:

The purchasing policy calls for FSC or recycled paper content.


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating products and services in other commodity categories that the institution has determined to have significant sustainability impacts?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for other commodity categories:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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