As much a reasonably feasible, ensure that goods and services procured are sourced from companies who follow sustainable practices (social and environmental norms) using life-cycle costing in procurement decisions.
Why does Mcgill libraries not have a adequate supply of headphones for rent? They could be 3-6 hrs rentals, that way we would not over consume the cheap headphones the library supplies students with right now. The rent-able headphones could be bought from a north american company.
Every 2 years new research machinery gets bought from grants, but these grants don't provide the funding or training for upkeep, maintenance, or upgrading. McGill now has thousands and thousands of tonnes of lab equipment that's collecting dust because they have broken down, become obsolete in two years, or research interests have shifted. We need a system in place to maintain this machinery, reuse it, or supervise the ...more »
Adapted from LSE Environmental Policy 2011:
Require contractors, sub-contractors and suppliers to meet or exceed all relevant environmental legislation and regulations and work to improve the environmental performance
Support the communication and delivery of a Fair Trade Policy