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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.

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.