Procuring sustainable products and services is a
well-established practice at City Colleges of Chicago. Our Sustainable
Purchasing Policy is meant to guide the purchasing of environmentally
friendly products and services and will be periodically updated to reflect an innovative marketplace and evolving standards.
The goal of the City Colleges of Chicago Sustainable Purchasing
Policy is to encourage and quantify the environmental stewardship of our procurement.
It is the policy of the City Colleges of Chicago in our capital
and operational procurement to give preference to environmentally friendly products
and services. We strive to provide
targeted solutions to minimize waste, encourage environmentally friendly supply
chains, and look for innovative solutions in the general fields of: energy,
water, construction, HVAC, lighting, maintenance, landscaping, food services, transportation,
information technology, paper products, and refuse.