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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 57.39
Liaison Tina Woolston
Submission Date Nov. 12, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Tufts University
OP-15: Inclusive and Local Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 John Homich
DIRECTOR OF PURCHASING & STRATEGIC SOURCING
Purchasing
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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:

Tufts' Minority Business Enterprise Program seeks to promote economic development for minority, women, and economically disadvantaged businesses through quality referral and providing information to procurement opportunities that improve the economy and the quality of life for minority, women and the economically disadvantaged. Tufts University makes a significant effort to promote diversity throughout the student and employee populations but understands that efforts to increase the level of minority business enterprise participation in the purchasing process are needed. The minority business community does not expect special considerations, but it does expect equal access. The website includes a list of local minority, women-owned & small business suppliers.


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:
33.27

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

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.