Green Tree / Social Ethical
This tree is a symbol of sustainability and ethical consideration
demonstrating a commitment to our schools and departments.
Purchasing and Contract Services will strive to ensure that we
conduct business with outside agencies that comply with good
social ethical and behavior practices during the manufacturing process.
We request that the manufactures comply with all applicable laws and
regulations in their business activities as well as follow good
labour practices based upon the International Labour Conventions and
the United Nations universal declaration of human rights.
Purchasing and Contract Services will support the sustainability of
our environment and will conduct business with vendors that can
demonstrate environmental responsibility through recognized
certification and standards within the industry.
The symbol of the tree will be placed next to products on our
website. Placing the cursor on the tree and clicking will reveal the
industry standard that has been met in the production of that product.
By setting standards and certifying products in more than 120
categories, EcoLogo helps you identify, trust, buy, and sell
environmentally preferable (“green”) goods and services. On this
website, you’ll find more than 7,000 EcoLogo-certified products from
hundreds of manufacturers. Launched by the Canadian federal government
in 1988, EcoLogo has grown to serve buyers and sellers of green
products throughout the United States and Canada, and around the
world. In fact, EcoLogo is North America’s oldest environmental
standard and certification organization (and the second oldest in the
world). It is the only North American standard approved by the Global
Ecolabeling Network as meeting the international ISO 14024 standard
for environmental labels.
Founded in 1989, Green Seal provides science-based environmental
certification standards that are credible, transparent, and essential
in an increasingly educated and competitive marketplace. Our industry
knowledge and standards help manufacturers, purchasers, and end users
alike make responsible choices that positively impact business
behavior and improve quality of life.
SCS is a leading third-party provider of certification, auditing and
testing services, and standards, founded in 1984. Our goal is to
recognize the highest levels of performance in food safety and
quality, environmental protection and social responsibility in the
private and public sectors, and to stimulate continuous improvement in
ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us
all save money and protect the environment through energy
efficient products and practices.
The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI) is an
industry-independent, non-profit organization that oversees the
GREENGUARD Certification Program. As an ANSI Authorized
Standards Developer, GEI establishes acceptable indoor air
standards for indoor products, environments, and buildings.
GEI’s mission is to improve public health and quality of life
through programs that improve indoor air. A GEI Advisory Board
consisting of independent volunteers, who are renowned experts
in the areas of indoor air quality, public and environmental
health, building design and construction, and public policy,
provides guidance and leadership to GEI.
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green
Building Rating System™ encourages and accelerates global
adoption of sustainable green building and development practices
through the creation and implementation of universally
understood and accepted tools and performance criteria.
EPEAT is a system to help purchasers in the public and private
sectors evaluate, compare and select desktop computers,
notebooks and monitors based on their environmental attributes.
EPEAT also provides a clear and consistent set of performance
criteria for the design of products, and provides an opportunity
for manufacturers to secure market recognition for efforts to
reduce the environmental impact of its products.
The Chlorine Free Products Association (CFPA) is an independent
not-for-profit accreditation & standard setting organization.
Our focus is promoting sustainable manufacturing practices,
implementing advanced technologies free of chlorine chemistry,
educating consumers on alternatives, and developing world
markets for sustainably produced third party certified products
and services. The CFPA has no financial interest in any
manufacturer, or company, of the products it certifies.
The Forestry Stewardship Council sets forth principles,
criteria, and standards that span economic, social, and
environmental concerns. The FSC standards represent the world’s
strongest system for guiding forest management toward
sustainable outcomes. Like the forestry profession itself, the
FSC system includes stakeholders with a diverse array of
perspectives on what represents a well-managed and sustainable
forest. While the discussion continues, the FSC standards for
forest management have now been applied in over 57 countries
around the world.
STMC stands for the Standardized Test Methods Committee. This
global committee formed to find and promote standardized test
methods for the printer cartridge industry. The test methods are
used to evaluate toner printer cartridge performance.
Standardized test methods make it possible to evaluate a
cartridge anywhere and come up with the same test results no
matter who tests it.. Standardized tests do not specify how a
cartridge must perform; they only measure it.