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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 55.50
Liaison Alistair Hall
Submission Date July 22, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Vassar College
OP-17: Guidelines for Business Partners

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Karen Gallagher
Buyer
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):

A sweatshop policy that ensures garments purchased by the College were not made under sweatshop conditions. A furniture policy that checks for PVC content when purchasing furniture and avoiding ones with PVC.


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:

Vassar College strives to conduct its business affairs in a socially responsible manner consistent with its educational mission and commitment to diversity. Vassar College expects a sincere commitment to legal compliance and ethical business practices by all of its suppliers. All agreements between the College and a vendor providing it with goods and services is reviewed to ensure compliance with the code.


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.