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Awards & Recognition

Penn Awarded SPLC's Leadership Award for Supplier Engagement

On May 19, alongside Wash Cycle Laundry, Penn received the 2017 Leadership Award for Supplier Engagement from the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC). This award recognizes the collaboration between Penn and Wash Cycle Laundry on its efforts to collaborate and put in place a supplier solution with a multi-faceted sustainability impact. The services provided to Penn by Wash Cycle Laundry are innovative, earth friendly, locally sourced, and generate upwardly mobile job opportunities for vulnerable job seekers in the area. This solution also stands as an example of a large anchor institution (Penn) working with a small business (Wash Cycle Laundry) for mutually beneficial impact.

According to SPLC, this year’s Leadership Award winners, such as Penn and Wash Cycle Laundry, employ a wide range of sustainable purchasing strategies and document measurable environmental, social, and/or economic benefits. SPLC Executive Director Jason Pearson said “The winners of SPLC’s Leadership Awards exemplify, encourage, and support a constructive cycle of innovation that will define the global marketplace of tomorrow.”

BSD Efforts Recognized for Excellence

Purchasing Services staff members as part of Penn’s Green Campus Partnership Team won top honors for the 2015 Models of Excellence for collaborative efforts  for above-and-beyond contributions in assisting in the achievement of integrating sustainability into coursework, community, and campus planning, design, and operations.

Office Depot Recognizes Leaders in Greener Purchasing

Boca Raton, Fla., August 2, 2013

Office Depot, Inc. Penn's preferred supplier of office supplies, announced the University of Pennsylvania as an award winner in greener purchasing. For the past several years, the Office Depot has publicly recognized a small group of its contract customers who proactively seek out products with environmental attributes and ecolabels.  For 2013, the University of Pennsylvania was one of the 28 organizations that were selected out of 17,000 customers evaluated for this award.

http://www.purchasing.upenn.edu/news/Leadership_in_Greener_Purchasing.pdf

Penn Receives African-American Chamber of Commerce 2015 Corporate Advocate of the Year Award

2015 Corporate Advocate of the Year Award 2017The African American Chamber of Commerce of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware honored the University of Pennsylvania with its 2015 Corporate Advocate of the Year Award in recognition of Penn's commitment to diversity and inclusion with minorities, women and local businesses through its Economic Inclusion Program. AACC Board Chair Steven Scott Bradley presented the award to Penn Executive Vice President Craig Carnaroli at the Chamber's annual meeting on May 27.