Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Navigate Up
Sign In
University of Louisville
 OFFICIAL
UNIVERSITY
ADMINISTRATIVE
 POLICY
 
 
This policy applies to University Administrators, Faculty and Staff
 
POLICY NAME
Green Purchasing
EFFECTIVE DATE
Unknown
POLICY NUMBER
PUR - 20.00
 
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."
 
 
HISTORY
Original Date: Unknown
Revision Date(s):
Reviewed Date(s):
 
ADMINISTRATIVE AUTHORITY
Vice President 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

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 
 
 
Privacy Statement