• Promote use of environmentally preferred vendors. Use recycled/reusable/refillable product.
  • Move toward Zero Waste. Reduce or use recycled packaging. Participate in CalRecycle "Buy Recycled" Program.
  • Report on all recycled content product categories and improve tracking and reporting procedures.


Sustainable procurement means choosing products or services that have a lesser or reduced effect on human health and the environment when compared with competing products or services that serve the same purpose. Procurement also includes the integration of sustainability into contracts and vendor agreements. The University reports on all recycled content products purchased through CalRecycle’s “Buy Recycled” Program and supports CSU policy requirements such as those related to single use plastic reduction.


  • 100% of electronics purchased in 2018 were EPEAT Gold certified
  • In 2018, 58% of expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products that are third party certified to meet recognized sustainability standards
  • Paperless business practices launched in 2018-19