|Submission Date||Oct. 5, 2018|
|2.50 / 3.00||
SFU's Ethical Procurement Policy (AD 11.21) provides a set of Guiding Principles for University purchasing practices and a Set of Guidelines and Procedures which will describe the current applicable labour standards, scope of application, implementation, compliance and verification procedures and processes that are to be adhered to by Suppliers and Licensees of specified goods and services to/of the University.
SFU's Facilities Services, specifically the Mechanical, Electrical, Preventative Maintenance and Energy team employ LCCA as a standard practice when procuring for energy- and water-using items such as: lighting, motor and controls, compressors and evaporators. By setting strict performance specifications in RFP SFU is able to take the total cost of ownership into account when buying equipment and furnishings.
SFU's most recent janitorial contract included a sustainability requirement that read "The successful Proponent will be required to comply with the University’s sustainability goals, including a corporate and local sustainability commitment(s), operational sustainability practices, industry leadership and other innovative activities or practices that align with and/or would advance the University’s stated goals related to sustainability. Application of such programs like: AASHE, (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education and STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System) criteria for Cleaning and Janitorial Purchasing if preferred.
Additionally, a Life Cycle Sustainability Tool was included within the RFP to assess compliance with SFU sustainability standards. Chemical specific requirements included preference for certified cleaning products certified by third party organizations such as EcoLogo and Green Seal, biologically based products.
SFU's 5 Year Capital Plan states that all future projects will be executed in accordance with campus planning principles, design standards and functional requirements, and the government mandate to achieve LEED Gold, or equivalent, for new construction and LEED Silver for major renovation and renewal projects.
SFU's most recent Multi-Function Devices RFP included a sustainability requirement in the form of an impact assessment which was used within the decision making process. Language used in RFP included questions on energy, maintenance, waste, paper, toner among others. Sustainability related requirements included: energy - all devices must be EPEAT registered, preferably gold level, toner cartridges should be remanufactured, contain recycled content, or bio-based ink, vendor required to prepare plan for responsible handling o paper, ink/toner waste, and all packaging - including a take-back and recycling program for all used toner/ink cartridges and all packaging involved during the shipping and delivery of materials, etc.
All existing and incoming food vendors on SFU's campus and UniverCity, are required to adhere to the SFU Vendor and Catering Food Packaging Guidelines. The purpose of the SFU Vendor and Catering Food Packaging Guidelines is to ensure that all food packaging given to customers on SFU campuses is either recyclable or compostable in alignment with SFU’s current Zero Waste system.
For questions regarding LCCA please contact:
Wells Song, Facilities Services Procurement Officer
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.
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.