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Sustainable Procurement

Sustainable footprint


Integrate environmental and social considerations into the procurement process across all University business endeavors, including auxiliaries.


Working on developing sustainability language for contracts and services and educating the campus community on environmentally preferred products. We currently partner with Staples to auto-substitute a wide range of products to be more sustainable, such as changing paper to recycled paper and general office supplies.

In 2023, 100% of CSUSM's total expenditures on technology were EPEAT certified, meaning each item meets environmental performance criteria that addresses: materials selection, supply chain greenhouse gas emissions reduction, design for circularity and product longevity, energy conservation, end-of-life management and corporate performance.


Refer to the Sustainability Master Plan for Detailed Strategies About Sustainable Procurement 

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