Diversity and Sustainability

Diversity and Sustainability

Rutgers recognizes the value of a diverse supplier base and the positive impact it has on both the University and the communities in which we operate. We are committed to the inclusion of small and diverse businesses as an integral part of our supply chain management efforts. 

Through our Supplier Diversity Program, we ensure that we continue to creatively seek new suppliers to fulfill the business opportunities at the University and ensure that minority-owned, women-owned, veteran-owned, and small business enterprises are given a full and fair opportunity to compete for these opportunities. We ask members of the university community who can use university funds for the purchase of products or services to support these small and diverse vendors.  

Rutgers is also committed to environmental stewardship. We promote the use of environmentally and socially responsible products, whenever possible. To help reduce our environmental footprint, we follow a Green Purchasing Program, aiming to reduce, reuse, and recycle, and to conserve energy and water when purchasing supplies, equipment, and services.