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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Corey Hawkey
Submission Date July 29, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Arizona State University
Tier2-2: Local Businesses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Betty Lombardo
Manager
University Sustainability Practices
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Does the institution give preference to local products and businesses in its purchasing decisions? Local food purchases, which are covered in OP Credit 6: Food Purchasing, are not included in this credit.:
Yes

A brief description of the program:

Transactions under $50,000 are reserved for small business. This program effectively promotes local businesses. Arizona State University’s sustainability initiatives promote local businesses by taking into account the transportation of materials to the University. For example, our solicitation for custodial paper was awarded to a firm 165 miles away rather than to the previous contractor some 1500 miles away. Further, the University works with Local First Arizona (http://www.localfirstaz.com/ )to identify local businesses, the various chambers of commerce, and the various groups promoting diversity suppliers to identify local businesses. During fiscal year 2010, we placed 56.4 percent of our spend with local Arizona businesses.


The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:
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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.