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Overarching Aim

Develop sustainable purchasing practices and protocols to exercise UAB’s purchasing power toward maximizing environmental stewardship, protecting human health, and supporting local and global sustainability


Create a university and hospital guide for sustainable procurement
Draft a sustainability component for the campus Responsibility Centered Management (RCM) protocol
Review and update applicable purchasing policies to include sustainability criteria and goals


  1. 1.Connect campus and hospital purchasing programs to develop uniformity in purchasing policy and practice
  2. 2.Create an institutional information campaign that promotes a culture change to a circular economy model in new transactions
  3. 3.Publicize successful efforts to procure goods and services that minimize energy use, waste, and social impacts
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