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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 51.95
Liaison Erin Stanforth
Submission Date July 24, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Virginia Commonwealth University
OP-17: Guidelines for Business Partners

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 1.00 Erin Stanforth
Director of Sustainability
Facilities
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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?:
None
+ Date Revised: Aug. 5, 2015

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?:
None
+ Date Revised: Aug. 5, 2015

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:

VCU Purchasing strongly encourages departments to be pro-active in identifying opportunities to reduce the environmental impact of everyday business activities. Departments should purchase recycled and
environmentally preferable products to the maximum extent practicable.
For major contract purchases, the buyers require vendors to provide information for evaluation purposes on the firm’s sustainability initiatives and recommendations to reduce the environmental impact and create
efficiencies.


The website URL where information about the institution’s guidelines for its business partners is available:

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