|Submission Date||Oct. 14, 2015|
Because the University values these behaviors, and aspires to instill them across all aspects of our business we have created the Supplier Code of Conduct to communicate the minimum standards by which all suppliers are expected to conduct business with the University.
It is our expectation that by adhering to the letter and spirit of this Code of Conduct the University and its suppliers will foster strong, long-term and mutually beneficial business relationships.
The Vendor/Supplier Code of Conduct is incorporated into all major contracts and is discussed with each new supplier during contract launch meetings.
By creating the Code of Conduct the institution has raised the importance and awareness both internally and within the supplier community of the need to comply with certain types of behavior in order to continue to do business with the University.
The University of Washington has developed a comprehensive Supplier Corporate Social Responsibility initiative to ensure our contracts and suppliers reflect the University's committment to the elements of sustainability/diversity/human rights. Our focus is to raise awareness and elevate the importance, within the higher education procurement arena, of the importance of measuring and evaluating suppliers on more than the cost of goods and services.
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