“All sustainable development goals come down to education” – Malala Yousafzai (2016)
Like any other organization, educational institutions have a responsibility to reduce their environmental impact on the planet. But schools are also in a unique position to educate students on the importance of acting in a sustainable manner.
We Can Help
At E&I, sustainability is one of the key factors we consider when awarding a contract to a business partner. While the scope and evaluation criteria of an RFP can vary depending upon the commodity or service, RFPs regularly include criteria related to environmentally sustainable products and solutions or sustainable manufacturing practices.
Benchmarks for E&I contracts include:
Product specifications for LEEDs credits
Sustainable practices such as green manufacturing processes
Third party certifications
Descriptions of re-use and recycling programs
Indicating a preference for local dealer use to install and maintain products, where possible
A Broad Portfolio of Sustainability Suppliers
Running your institution with less impact on the planet involves more than just recycling and energy conservation. It also involves planning to achieve climate neutrality, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and provide education and research on climate change. E&I wants to support your sustainability commitment in every way possible, so we’ve developed a portfolio of suppliers dedicated to providing high-quality environmentally conscious products and services. To view our sustainability suppliers click here.
For more information on sustainability options available from E&I suppliers, contact Judy Schaffer, E&I’s Vice President, General Products & Interiors.