Sustainable Procurement Tools

Here you will find specific technology and tools to support sourcing and buying sustainably.


EcoVadis

EcoVadis provides UC with access to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) or Sustainability ratings of suppliers based on an analysis of their operational and/or management practices. Follow the links below to learn more about utilizing the EcoVadis supplier assessment tool and request access to the platform.

Link to request access to the EcoVadis platform

Link to access UC-EcoVadis project information*

*This folder may only be accessed by current UC employees working in procurement and/or sustainability. If you do not already have access to would like to request access please fill out this form:
UC-EcoVadis Project Access Request Form

Supplier Diversity Database (Explorer Professional)

UC has access to the Explorer Professional platform, an external database of small and diverse supplier profiles complied with information from hundreds of certifying agencies. Access this database of diverse suppliers to better inform your procurement decisions and expand sourcing opportunities.


UC Sustainable Products Search Tool (Ecomedes)

UC, with leadership from UC Santa Barbara, now offers a product search tool (https://uc.ecomedes.com) that enables purchasers to find products that comply with the UC's Green Spend Criteria as outlined in the UC Sustainable Procurement Guidelines. If you need assistance, see this step-by-step guide developed by UC Santa Barbara, and please provide your feedback on the tool.