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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 Gold
Overall Score 74.63
Liaison Moira Hafer
Submission Date July 30, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Stanford University
OP-15: Inclusive and Local Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.58 / 1.00 Moira Hafer
Sustainability Specialist
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have an institution-wide stated intent to support disadvantaged businesses, social enterprises, and/or local community-based businesses?:
Yes

A copy of the policy, guidelines or directive governing inclusive and local purchasing:
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The policy, guidelines or directive governing inclusive and local purchasing:

Stanford University is committed to increasing opportunities for small and disadvantaged businesses. A relevant excerpt from Stanford's policy is pasted below for reference.

For complete policy details, please visit:
https://adminguide.stanford.edu/chapter-5/subchapter-5/policy-5-5-1 .

Stanford University is committed to increasing significantly the opportunities for minority, women and disabled people to engage in business with the University.

a. Purpose
This policy statement supports a long-range plan to enhance Stanford's external affirmative action. The plan serves to promote diversity through the judicious use of the University's financial and other resources to increase opportunities for small businesses and businesses owned by targeted concerns to participate in economic opportunities arising from University business activities.

b. Scope
The classes covered by this policy, as defined by the Federal Government, include Asian, Black, Latino/Hispanic and Native American, women of all racial/ethnic background, people who are disabled or physically challenged, veterans, and other targeted concerns.

c. Implementation
The President and Provost will provide the leadership for promulgating this policy; however, responsibility for its implementation rests with individual vice presidents, deans, directors of major institutions and centers, the Chief Executive Officer of the Stanford Management Company, and the heads of other organizations not covered above.


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (inclusive and local expenditures)?:
Yes

The percentage of total purchases from disadvantaged businesses, social enterprises and/or local community-based businesses:
11

The website URL where information about the institution’s inclusive and local purchasing policies and/or program is available:

Stanford's current inclusive and local purchasing spend--including the categories Minority Owned, Minority Owned and Small Business Owned, Small Business Owned, Women Owned, Women Owned and Minority Owned, Women owned and Small Business Owned, Women Owned, Minority Owned, and Small Business Owned--is $236,543,852.00, which equates to a percentage total of spend of 11%. This is based upon calendar year 2013.

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.