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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 57.70
Liaison Jean-François Desgroseilliers
Submission Date May 31, 2016
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STARS v2.1

Polytechnique Montreal
OP-11: Sustainable Procurement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00 Jean-François Desgroseilliers
Sustainable Development Advisor
Sustainable Development Office
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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:

In Polytechnique's Goods and services procurement policy (Politique d’acquisition de biens et services), there is a paragraph about Polytechnique's will to support sustainable procurement : "Polytechnique is committed to reaching the highest environmental standards of excellence. The evaluation of potential suppliers' efforts in sustainable development is a criterion that Polytechnique can use in the analysis of bids. Polytechnique seeks to make choices of products and services that minimize their negative environmental and social impacts throughout their lifecycle. Appendix D outlines the type of environmental and social criteria that Polytechnique aims to take into account in the acquisition of certain categories of products."


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:

Appendix D of Polytechnique's Goods and services procurement policy lists types of ecologos which can be used to help the selection of cleaning products.


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating construction and renovation products (e.g. furnishings and building materials)?:
Yes

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for construction and renovation products:

Appendix D of Polytechnique's Goods and services procurement policy lists types of paints (without VOCs...) that should be preferably used.


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:

Appendix D of Polytechnique's Goods and services procurement policy lists types of ecologos which can be used to help the selection of IT products.


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:

The contract regarding food services that Polytechnique's has with Aramark clearly mentions that all coffee and tea sold in the different selling points should be fair trade certified.


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)?:
Yes

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for transportation and fuels:

Appendix D of Polytechnique's Goods and services procurement mentions that, when changing vehicules from the fleet, electrical or hybrid vehicles should be given priority when models exist.


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:

Appendix D of Polytechnique's Goods and services procurement policy mention that preference should be given to paper containing at least 70% recycled 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:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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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.