Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.55
Liaison Keaton Schrank
Submission Date Aug. 16, 2022

STARS v2.2

Westminster College - Utah
OP-11: Sustainable Procurement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 3.00 Keaton Schrank
Environmental Center Manager
Environmental Center
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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:
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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/_resources/files/default-source/risk-management/policies/200/260-to-279/260-purchasing-policies-and-principles5eee.pdf


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?:
Yes

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

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/_resources/files/default-source/risk-management/policies/200/260-to-279/260-purchasing-policies-and-principles5eee.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:

The purchasing policy calls for FSC or recycled paper content.


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating furniture and furnishings?:
No

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

"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 service providers?:
Yes

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

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 service providers?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for professional service providers:
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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:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable procurement program or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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