Sustainable Procurement Recognition (3.0)

This is an optional Innovation & Leadership (IL) credit. IL credits recognize institutions that are seeking innovative solutions to sustainability challenges and demonstrating sustainability leadership in ways that are not otherwise captured in STARS. Scoring in the Innovation and Leadership section is capped at 10 bonus points total.

Credit Language

IL 43: Sustainable Procurement Recognition – version 3.0

Questions & Answers

How has this credit changed between STARS Version 2 and Version 3?

This is a new bonus credit in STARS. A comprehensive list of differences can be found in the STARS 3.0 Summary of changes.

What type of sustainable procurement recognition qualifies?

To qualify, an institution must have completed and submitted an SP Assessment via the SPLC Navigator. Access to Navigator Basic and the SP Assessment is free for AASHE members.

Resources, Templates & Tools

Suggestions for Institutions

  • Work with your institution’s procurement office and/or similar to determine whether participation in the Sustainable Procurement (SP) Assessment program has occurred, and/or to consider future participation.

Potential Data Quality Issues

  • Documentation recognition through the Sustainable Procurement (SP) Assessment program from within the previous three years must be provided.

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