Spend Analysis

This is an optional Innovation & Leadership credit. These credits recognize exemplary practices and performance above and beyond what is recognized in standard credits and may not be relevant to every institution. Scoring in the Innovation and Leadership section is capped at 4 bonus points total.


For details about this credit, including the criteria, reporting timeframe, applicability, scoring, and more, please review the full credit language.

Templates & Tools

Example Responses

  • University of Notre Dame – Extensive detail provided on a comprehensive spending analysis of university purchases, conducted by a sustainability office intern.

Common Issues Identified During Review

  • There must be indication that the institution has conducted a comprehensive spend analysis to assess the sustainability impacts of its purchasing across all significant commodity categories and has identified and prioritized opportunities for improvement.

Additional Resources

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