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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-17: Guidelines for Business Partners

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 John Homich
DIRECTOR OF PURCHASING & STRATEGIC SOURCING
Purchasing
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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?:
Some

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):
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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:

In the Request for Quote (RFQ) process, Tufts asks each supplier to describe their environmental programs. These responses are weighted in the scoring process, and the suppliers are aware of this. Once the supplier is selected, they are required to report quarterly/annually on environmental program progress.

Tufts Purchasing has also assembled an informational handout for how individual departments can "buy green": http://finance.tufts.edu/purchasing/green-purchasing-at-tufts/


The website URL where information about the institution’s guidelines for its business partners 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.