UCI intends to lead on purchasing practices that support sustainability. Purchasing dollars have a great impact on greenhouse gas emission for the campus. Purchasing with the environment, social equity, and economic development at the forefront is sustainable purchasing for our university. It is each department buyer’s responsibility to purchase sustainably.
UCI is guided by the UC Sustainable Procurement Guidelines which is based on the UC Policy on Sustainable Practices. UCI is required to have a 25% Green Spend as a total percentage of spend per applicable product category. UCI is also required to have a 25% Economically and Socially Responsible spend as a total percentage. The target goal is 100% spend.