What Is Sustainable Procurement at UC?

The University of California is committed to sustainability as part of our fundamental missions of teaching, research, and public service. Suppliers doing business with the University must share our commitment to economic, social, and environmental sustainability. Below are information and resources on the University of California's sustainable procurement practices, policies, and projects.

Sustainable Procurement at the University of California focuses on the environmental, economic, and social impacts of our purchasing decisions, covering over $10 billion in annual addressable spend across the UC campuses.

Policy & Guidelines

Summary of core requirements, standards, and goals of UC sustainable procurement.

Learn more about our requirements


Sustainable Procurement Category Information

Some Environmental, Economic, and Social sustainability criteria are applicable across all or most different product or service categories. Please refer to the Sustainable Procurement Guidelines for general criteria that must be applied to applicable categories and included in the specifications for all relevant solicitations and contracts.

Sustainable Procurement Category Information | Compostable Food Service Ware
Sustainable Procurement Category Information | Facilities & Maintenance
Sustainable Procurement Category Information | Information Technology
Sustainable Procurement Category Information | Life Sciences
Sustainable Procurement Category Information | Professional Services


Supplier Diversity

UC's supplier diversity program and the UC Supplier Diversity Advisory Council

Learn more about our diversity programs

Sustainable Procurement Guidelines
a companion to the Sustainable Practices Policy

UC is a living laboratory of sustainability

From directly investing in a sustainable future to innovating climate solutions, UC is working to ensure that students have a healthy environment in which to learn for generations to come.

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