Strategic Sourcing

Strategic Sourcing

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Strategic Sourcing

Creighton University gives preference to environmentally superior products whose quality, function, and cost are equal or superior to conventional products. We require that products and packaging materials contain a prescribed minimum post-consumer recycled content and be minimized and/or substituted with more environmentally appropriate alternatives whenever possible. All products are chosen based on efficient use of energy, natural resources, and potential for safe, non-hazardous disposal. A potential supplier's own sustainable policies and practices are serious criteria for final award of University business.

Read more on the Strategic Sourcing website. Purchasing-related policies can be found here, with Policy 2.9 outlining Sustainability Practices and Policy 2.10 outlining Fair Trade at Creighton.

Purchasing Tips from our Newsletters

Purchasing Tips from our Newsletters

Creighton spent more than $400,000 on office supplies in 2013... That's a lot of purchasing power! Here's how to make a big impact by buying sustainable (green) products and purchasing less.

Green Purchasing Study

Green Purchasing Study

During the academic year of 2014-2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and UNO’s Nebraska Business Development Center conducted a study with five universities in Omaha, including Creighton. Check out the environmental benefits of green purchasing below in the Final Report and see more findings in the Executive Summary.