Policies and Guidelines


Electronics Purchasing

Sustainability in Information Technology Services:

"When selecting computers and other technology purchases for campus we consider sustainability, including Energy Star and EPEAT ratings. We also consider this when selecting our vendor partners.
The Computer Refresh Program enables us to keep computers on campus up to date and recycle old technology. After a user has had their computer refreshed, the old computer is removed by a vendor so it can be sold/reused, recycled, or disposed of."


of SU expenditures on electronic products are EPEAT Gold registered! 

EPEAT is the definitive global registry for greener electronics.
It is used as a resource for consumers to find or promote environmentally preferable products.
Products that are EPEAT rated are between Bronze, Silver, and Gold.

Green Seal Certification

Sustainability in Building Maintenance

"Seattle University shall select cleaning products that meet Green Seal certification requirements. SU is a member of CSHEMA (Campus Safety, Health and Environmental Management Association); this is a membership organization for enhancing health & safety and regulatory compliance within the higher education sector. SU is committed to building, and maintaining environmental health programs using the Small College and Universities Complete Environmental Health & Safety Program guidelines."


of cleaning and janitorial products purchased by SU are third party certified to meet recognized sustainability standards.

 Percentage of products deemed sustainable**
Cleaning Products 86.5%
Janitorial Paper Products 100.0%

**FSC, Green Seal, and/or UL ECOLOGO certified
(or local equivalents for institutions outside the U.S. and Canada)

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