Sustainable Procurement Policy

The purpose of the Winthrop University Sustainable Procurement Policy is to support the statewide Green Purchasing Initiative per the SC Senate Bill 1497 by purchasing products that minimize the harmful effects of their use and final disposition upon the environment. Winthrop University recognizes that the purchasing decisions of our employees can make a difference in favor of environmental quality. We prefer the purchase of environmentally preferable products whenever they perform satisfactorily and are available at a reasonable price.

Procurement Services also recommends the use of sustainable remanufactured printing supplies where possible and economical. Winthrop's Staples contract site has a special shopping list for "Staples Sustainable Earth" inkjet cartridges and toner cartridges.