Sustainable Procurement

Contracts & Procurement seeks to increase awareness and enable the purchases of products with a reduced or minimal environmental impact as compared to other similar products/services that serve the same purpose.

We recognize the importance of being environmentally conscientious. We will reduce our negative impact on the environment through promoting and educating departments on the importance of selecting sustainable products and services and developing dialogue with our suppliers.

Our suppliers are encouraged to include products that promote environmentally friendly environmental stewardship in their online product catalog and faculty and staff members are empowered to select environmentally friendly products for their purchase requirements. Our buyers can also help with answering your questions and providing additional information.

Green Purchasing Best Practices

Faculty and staff can have a significant impact on the environment by simply selecting green products to meet their purchase requirements. Small changes toward the selection of green products can:

  • Stimulate market demand for greener products
  • Help the University meet its environmental goals
  • Improve worker safety and health
  • Reduce health and disposal costs
  • Use 100 Percent Recycled Paper

Potential Benefits of Sustainable Procurement:

  • More efficient and effective use of natural resources
  • Reducing the harmful impact of pollution and waste
  • Reducing the impact of hazardous substances of human health and the environment
  • Encouraging innovation
  • Providing strong signals to the sustainable products market