UBC Delivering Sustainability


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  • This model suggests that carbon management and socio/economic criterion may be the more difficult means of weighting criterion By default this implies that green products and services are relatively easy to apply The more complex the specifications – the more difficult decisions are generally – when apply sustainability it becomes even more so The case can be made that assessing alternatives for resource conservation can be quite complex – so the notion of low and high difficulty is a general term The politics in an org’n for outsourcing can be a deal breaker in itself
  • UBC Delivering Sustainability

    1. 1. Local Sourcing: Inspiration and Aspiration Victoria Wakefield SCMP Purchasing Manager - The University of British Columbia Fraser Basin Council October 2011 UBC VANCOUVER
    2. 2. The role Supply Chain Management plays “ The supply chain management profession makes a significant contribution to Canada’s economy and is critical to the competitive advantage of all enterprises. Latest research shows that PMAC members control more than $130 billion in annual spend .” http://www.pmac.ca/en/about-pmac
    3. 3. UBC OKANAGAN Sourcing Local at UBC helps us meet our goals and targets ….. <ul><li>Social Performance </li></ul><ul><li>Working with Non-profits </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership with Starworks and electronic recycling </li></ul><ul><li>Aboriginal and Minority Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Increase number of contract awards to Aboriginal business </li></ul><ul><li>Stimulating local economies and small business </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Performance </li></ul><ul><li>Waste Reduction </li></ul><ul><li>Increase diversion to 70% - Zero waste Challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Work with local companies to use reusable packaging, take back programs and recycling </li></ul><ul><li>Air Quality </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain annual average automobile traffic on campus at or below 1997 per capita levels - deliveries to site and fleet composition </li></ul><ul><li>Economic Performance </li></ul><ul><li>Increase Research Support </li></ul><ul><li>formal cost accounting, include transportation, waste, and full life cycle analysis. </li></ul>
    4. 5. The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS®) The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS®) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to gauge relative progress toward sustainability. STARS was developed by AASHE with broad participation from the highereducation community. <ul><li>STARS is designed to : </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a framework for understanding sustainability in all sectors of higher education. </li></ul><ul><li>Enable meaningful comparisons over time and across institutions using a common set of measurements developed with broad participation from the campus sustainability community. </li></ul><ul><li>Create incentives for continual improvement toward sustainability. </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate information sharing about higher education sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>practices and performance. </li></ul><ul><li>5. Build a stronger, more diverse campus sustainability community. </li></ul>
    5. 6. <ul><li>UBC Food Services – </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable Food and Beverage Purchasing Program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>UBC Food Services defines &quot;local food&quot; as food that has been grown, raised, produced or processed within 150 miles of campus. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UBC Food Services employs procurement personnel who are trained in sustainable sourcing and tender and award contracts and manage departmental procurement needs with a focus on ethical and sustainable criterion. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preference and weighted criterion is given to local producers and manufacturers </li></ul></ul>                                                                                                                                                                            Flavours all that we do:
    6. 7. Your perception is our only disability …a true story
    7. 8. Garbage bags ….
    8. 9. Government Direction <ul><li>Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets Act, Nov.2007 </li></ul><ul><li>BC emissions reduced by: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>33% in 2020 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>80% in 2050 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Carbon Neutral Public Sector </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Oct. 1 2007 – business travel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(core government only – CRF) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2010 – operations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Carbon Neutral Government Regulation passed Dec. 2008 </li></ul></ul>
    9. 10. <ul><li>What are the social and environmental impacts associated with the products we are sourcing? </li></ul><ul><li>Does your company have a sustainability or environmental policy or statement? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you adhere to, or have alignment with any recognized standards or principles promoting sustainability? </li></ul>Include “company profile” in your RFP’s
    10. 11. Courier RFP Sustainability weight factor 20%
    11. 12. What are you asking for ?
    12. 13. Applying weight - but how much? <ul><li>Supplier profile - 5% </li></ul><ul><li>Supplier code of conduct – 5% </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrated commitment to sustainability- 5-10% </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring and verification = proof – 5-10% </li></ul><ul><li>With readily available commodities minimum 25% </li></ul><ul><li>should/could be equal to price……. </li></ul>
    13. 14. L Difficulty H L Complexity of specifications Sustainability criterion – a heuristic model Carbon management Biodiesel fuels GHG reductions Retrofitting buildings Responsible travel programs – off setting Infrastructure energy management – thermal heat recovery systems Life Cycle Assessment modeling – similar to a food mile model. Socio/economic Working with social enterprises Collaboration with minorities HR policies Telecommuting Local preferences Green products/services Standardized goods/services Easily substituted – i.e. office supplies/janitorial supplies/food supplies Corporate policies and practices Third party verification – Greenseal, Fair-trade, Energy star Resource conservation Industry environmental standards IT standards - EPEAT Waste water treatment Recycling/reuse Energy reduction
    14. 15. Making it Work <ul><li>Leadership & Engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching & Research </li></ul><ul><li>Critical networking and reporting structures </li></ul><ul><li>Building Social Capital and demonstrated savings </li></ul><ul><li>Global Leadership and Scaling Up </li></ul><ul><li>Aligning & Embedding Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Share what you’ve learned </li></ul>
    15. 16. The road ahead looks green……