|Submission Date||Oct. 6, 2014|
The following is an excerpt from Western's Sustainable Procurement Policy which can be accessed using the hyperlink below:
1.00 Those responsible for the procurement of goods and services will have regard for the development of an environmentally sustainable campus by endeavoring to purchase goods and services which meet a comprehensive range of sustainability criteria while complying with all University principles, policies, financial controls and provisions.
2.00 Procurement Services is guided by the evaluation of environmental, social and economic factors to facilitate the responsible acquisition of goods and services for all Western departments. Sustainability in procurement at Western is heightened through:
(a) the use of guidelines by User Departments.
(b) the inclusion of an assessment of the goods and services being procured, based on a comprehensive range of sustainability criteria, within the tender process.
(c) the use of life-cycle accounting, when possible, to maximize value-for money.
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