Every purchase the University makes has a variety of environmental, social and economic factors associated with it. The principles of corporate social responsibility demand that organizations take more of an interest in how they spend their money and the external affects that this can have on society at large.
As part of our campus efforts the University of Ottawa has committed itself to developing ethical and sustainable purchasing guidelines and practices. To learn more about responsible purchasing visit the Sustainability Purchasing Network.
- Create and institutionalize a green procurement policy - No current green procurement policy
- Create a green procurement policy
- Create a green products website
- Launch Paper Awareness Campaign
In April of 2008, the University of Ottawa completed a review of its Purchasing Policy amending the policy to include provisions covering the use of fair trade products and setting ethical guidelines for suppliers. (details)