Pol-Green Purchasing

policy green purchasing modified Fri May 01 2020 12:56:20 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)

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University of Louisville

OFFICIAL
UNIVERSITY
ADMINISTRATIVE
POLICY

POLICY NAME

Green Purchasing

EFFECTIVE DATE

POLICY NUMBER

PUR - 20.00

POLICY APPLICABILITY

This policy applies to University Administrators, Faculty, and Staff.

POLICY STATEMENT

The University of Louisville is committed to the stewardship of the environment and to reducing the University's dependence on non-renewable energy.  These Green Purchasing policies and procedures support the University's commitment to sustainability.

REASON FOR POLICY

The goal of this policy is to reduce the adverse environmental impact of our purchasing decisions by buying goods and services from manufacturers and vendors who share our commitment to the environment.  Green purchasing is the method wherein environmental and social considerations are taken with equal weight to the price, availability and performance criteria that colleges and universities use to make purchasing decisions.

Green Purchasing is also known as "environmentally preferred purchasing (EPP), green procurement, affirmative procurement, eco-procurement, and environmentally responsible purchasing."  Green Purchasing minimizes negative environmental and social effects through the use of environmentally friendly products.

Green Purchasing attempts to identify and reduce environmental impact and to maximize resource efficiency.

DEFINITIONS

Green Purchasing is the method wherein environmental and social considerations are taken with equal weight to the price, availability and performance criteria that colleges and universities use to make purchasing decisions.  Green Purchasing is also known as “environmentally preferred purchasing (EPP), green procurement, affirmative procurement, eco-procurement, and environmentally responsible purchasing.”

ADMINISTRATIVE AUTHORITY

Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer

RESPONSIBLE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT/DIVISION

Sally Molsberger – Director, Procurement Services
Service Complex, University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
502-852-8223
purchase@louisville.edu 

HISTORY

Original Date: Unknown
Revision Date(s):
Reviewed Date(s):  2/14/2020

The University Policy and Procedure Library is updated regularly. In order to ensure a printed copy of this document is current, please access it online at http://louisville.edu/policies.