Sustainability at UC

The University of California is committed to sustainable purchasing practices. Sustainability requirements are included in all universitywide RFPs.

These requirements may include criteria for:

  • Energy efficiency (such as ENERGY STAR® designations)
  • Energy conservation
  • Waste reduction
  • Packaging reduction
  • Trade-ins/retrievals/refurbishment of used products
  • Use of recycled and recyclable material (products, packaging, shipping materials)
  • Responsible shipping and transportation usage
  • Reduced water usage
  • Reduced paper usage (including e-procurement, e-payment)