Transparency and Sustainability


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At University System of New Hampshire (USNH), we are dedicated to advancing sustainable procurement practices that align with environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and economic vitality. Our procurement strategy prioritizes the acquisition of products and services that minimize negative impacts on the environment, support fair labor practices, and promote the well-being of our local and global communities. Through collaboration with suppliers, faculty, staff, and students, we strive to continuously improve our procurement processes to contribute to a more sustainable and prosperous future for all.

Procurement works to promote these principles to the greatest extent possible, including:

  1. Green Office Supplies: We pursue the procurement of office supplies made from recycled materials, such as paper products, ink cartridges, and furniture, to reduce waste and support the circular economy.
  2. Energy-Efficient Equipment: In our procurement process, we seek energy-efficient appliances and equipment, like Energy Star-certified devices, to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions across campus.
  3. Local and Fair-Trade Products: We actively support local businesses and artisans by promoting procurement opportunities and simplifying small purchase processes to enable products and services to be procured from within our community, as well as promoting fair trade practices to ensure ethical working conditions and fair wages.
  4. Green Building Materials: In our construction and renovation projects, we strive to use eco-friendly and sustainably-sourced building materials, such as low-VOC paints, responsibly harvested timber, and recycled materials, to minimize our environmental footprint and create healthier indoor spaces.