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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 Silver
Overall Score 53.62
Liaison Michael Kensler
Submission Date Jan. 11, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Auburn University
OP-17: Guidelines for Business Partners

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 1.00 Missty Kennedy
Assistant Director
Procurement and Payment Services
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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?:
None
+ Date Revised: Jan. 26, 2016

A copy of the policies, guidelines, and/or agreements with the institution's business partners (or a representative sample):
The policies, guidelines, and/or agreements with the institution's business partners (or a representative sample):

See attached.


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 Office of Procurement and Payment Services works with Auburn University’s Preferred Vendors to ensure their product offerings include social and environmentally responsible products. Where applicable, the vendors are dedicating space to these products on their Auburn University-specific website. The University has also started adding to some of its requests-for-proposals sustainability criteria for the purpose of bid evaluation. However, there is no official policy driving these practices.


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