Purchasing Focus Team

Cornell is using its purchasing power to help build a sustainable economy in areas such as recycled paper to energy star products...

The Purchasing Focus Team is one of the 10 President's Sustainable Campus Committee Focus Teams.

e-SHOP Showcases feature local suppliers and minority, woman, and veteran-owned businesses.
e-SHOP Showcases feature local suppliers and minority, woman, and veteran-owned businesses.
e-SHOP Showcases feature local suppliers and minority, woman, and veteran-owned businesses.

Each purchasing decision represents an opportunity to choose environmentally and socially preferable products and services and support companies with strong commitments to sustainability.

Goals

  • Continue to work with R5 group and Dining groups to communicate contracts with sustainable suppliers.
  • Increase awareness of paper buying on campus through workshops offered at annual vendor show.
  • Promote the use of electronic invoices and Automated Clearing House (ACH) payments to suppliers to reduce the use of paper.
  • Promote usage of Ecologo & Green Seal cleaning products.

Purchasing Team
Tom Romantic, Senior Director, Procurement and Payment Services, twr2@cornell.edu

Jeanne Varney, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs School of Hotel Administration, jmv59@cornell.edu

Contact the Purchasing Focus Team: PSCC-PURCHASING-L@LIST.CORNELL.EDU.

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