June 16, 2009
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The State University of New York (University) shall comply with existing state law on procurement and set practical and attainable requirements for SUNY campuses, and their affiliated organizations, with the goal of avoiding purchases of products from or licensing of the University’s valuable marks to companies that fail to eliminate sweatshop conditions in manufacturing.
It is the policy of the State University of New York (University) to require contractors, subcontractors and licensees to certify to the adherence by manufacturers to fair labor standards in connection with working conditions, compensation, employee rights to form unions and the use of child labor. The policy applies to procurement by state-operated campuses of the University and their campus-affiliated organizations, including but not limited to Auxiliary Services Corporations. Campuses may join appropriate independent labor rights monitoring organizations, associations, consortia, or other groups that would assist in the process of certifying compliance with labor standards addressed to eliminating or avoiding sweatshop working conditions in factories around the world.
The University shall establish a procedure that will set appropriate standards for the purchase of goods and the licensing of university trademarks to achieve the above goal.
The community colleges operating under the program of the University are encouraged to adopt the University procurement policy and guidelines.
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State University of New York Board of Trustees Resolution 2009-109, adopted June 16, 2009
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