Handbook of Business Procedures
August 16, 2013
August 16, 2013
7.12.4. INITIATIVES TOWARD A MORE RESPONSIBLE SUPPLY CHAIN
- In FY 2011-2012, the University placed 40,000 purchase orders and paid more than 41,000 invoices through UT Market, avoiding paper usage and mailing.
- The electronic catalogs within UT Market have provided an easy search mechanism for environmentally-preferable products.
- Promoted direct-deposit for payment of invoices, reimbursements and student stipends.
B. Software Distribution and Sales
In partnership with Information Technology Services, Procurement and Payment Services is transitioning the Software Distribution and Sales program from a media production and shipping for of delivery to data download, reducing the program’s cost and footprint. This transition is expected to be complete by Fall 2013.
C. Toner Cartridge Recycling Program
Procurement and Payment services supports toner cartridge recycling through Document Solutions.
D. Green Computing
All standard desktop and laptop configurations available via the University’s contracts with Apple and Dell are EPEAT rated. These items are available on UT Market.
E. Recycled Office Products
For the last quarter of 2012, 35.6 percent of general office products, paper and toner purchased through the University’s primary supplier had recycled content.
F. Vehicle Purchases
In cooperation with Fleet Services, vehicles are purchased on a one-for-one basis with one vehicle being disposed of for every vehicle purchased, to keep the number of vehicles owned by the University at a minimum. All requests to purchase new vehicles must give priority to purchasing a vehicle powered by an approved alternative fuel.
G. Campus Swaps
Procurement and Payment Services will coordinate the campus swap events with the Office of Sustainability and supply chain partners to reduce spend and the amount of waste generated by the campus.