See the full set of guidelines here: Environmental Purchasing Guidelines
"When purchasing a product or service, departments should evaluate environmentally preferable attributes equally along with quality, price and availability. It is further recommended that all purchases conducted by university employees for their department follow the same guidelines choosing products and services that provide the most environmental attributes. As with all purchasing decisions, however, these guidelines should not be executed at the expense of product performance, availability or reasonable cost."
See the full Policy here: Anti-Sweatshop Policy
"The issue of sweatshops with the related questions of basic human rights touches the university, not only as a theoretical object of teaching and research but also in its practical operations as a purchaser and consumer of apparel and sports products possibly manufactured in sweatshops anywhere in the world."
See the full Code of Conduct here: Vendor Code of Conduct
"Seattle University is committed to conducting its procurement business in an ethical, legal and socially responsible manner. Seattle University is also committed to promoting a positive and safe environment for vendors, and Seattle University students, staff, and faculty. Seattle University expects its suppliers to share this commitment and has established this Vendor Code of Conduct."
"When evaluating any sustainability projects, SU performs an LCCA by taking into account the material costs, labor costs, operational and maintenance costs, and the life of the project. We then determine the total cost over the life of the project for each option, and select the project that is most cost-effective over its life. SU also applies for any utility incentives or rebates to support existing sustainability projects and fund future sustainability projects."
"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.
"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**|
|Janitorial Paper Products||100.0%|
**FSC, Green Seal, and/or UL ECOLOGO certified
(or local equivalents for institutions outside the U.S. and Canada)