Awards and Certifications
Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Starlight Award
2019 UC Procurement Starlight Award – EcoVadis Pilot
The ‘EcoVadis Pilot’ project is a first step by the UC to standardize the sustainability evaluation and vetting of suppliers. This project, lead by UC sustainability leaders, tested the EcoVadis supplier evaluation method to obtain and analyze supplier sustainability information to determine its applicability to UC. The team evaluated current UC suppliers using the EcoVadis process, ways to grow the number of suppliers participating in EcoVadis, and how to integrate the use of EcoVadis rankings and scorecard information in the RFP and contracting process. The EcoVadis program offers an innovative way to access scalable and accurate information on the sustainability attributes of our supplier partners that can be shared across campuses and used with UC suppliers to make specific and measurable improvements to a company’s sustainable practices in alignment with UC sustainability goals.
Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Starlight Award
Team project to establish "normalization" or standardization road map for Procurement forms, contract clauses, supplier data, commodity codes, user roles, and workflow.
Kathleen Yabsley-Jaggaer Certified Administrator Spend Director Certification
Heather Perry-2018 Staff Citation of Excellence Award
Presented by the Chancellor's Sustainability Committee; Heather earned this award in recognition for her efforts to develop and improve UC's Sustainability policy. Perry researched green purchasing criteria for cleaning supplies, copy paper, compostable food service ware, and more to develop standards and guidelines that will be implemented system wide. She presented the policy and guidelines to the UCOP Sustainable Leadership as well as to the system wide Procurement Leadership Council for approval. The policy is currently pending final approval by UCOP President Janet Napolitano.
Heather also co-authored a published white paper for the Sustainable Leadership Council Case Study entitled: "University of California - Sustainable Procurement Policy Updates, Quantitative Metrics, Governance Structures and Approval." The SPLC is a nationwide council of sustainable procurement leaders from the private sector, higher ed, and government representing $300B+ in collective spend. UCSB led the system as the first campus to join this group in 2014. Today all ten campuses participate.
She was also recently highlighted in special edition of UCOP Procurement Services Newsletter for her article entitled:
"UCOP e-Procurment Tools to Identify Sustainable Products and Suppliers"
Heather was also responsible for submitting an application to the Green Electronics Council on behalf of UCSB in consideration for an EPEAT (Energy Star/Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool) award. The Council recently awarded UCSB with the 2018 EPEAT 2 Star Purchaser Award. Details of UCSB's impact attached.