Procurement & Waste Management

Climate Action Group

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The Procurement and Waste Management Climate Action Group will measure and reduce Scope 3 emissions associated with non-food supple chain, procurement, and waste.
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Associate Director, Supplier Diversity & Sustainability, Rutgers Procurement Services
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Thomas Cunningham
Operations Area Manager, Environmental Sciences
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Carol Broccoli, Assistant Director, Office of Continuing Professional Education, NJAES
Paul Copeland, Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, RWJ Medical School, RBHS
Serpil Guran, Director, Rutgers EcoComplex
Mike Kornitas, Director of Sustainability and Energy, Rutgers IP&O
Gary Kovach, Executive Director, Finance, RBHS
Jason Krishner, Rutgers Business School
Jack Schrum, Facilities Supervisor, Dining Services, Rutgers-NB
Katherine Strzalka, Accounting Assistant, Rutgers University Finance and Administration

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  • Develop a data collection system/methodology that will allow for comprehensive and consistent Scope 3 emissions reporting.
  • Reduce indirect (Scope 3) emissions associated with the non-food supply chain, procurement, and waste by at least 30% by 2030 and increase overall supply chain sustainability
    • Implement a comprehensive university source reduction and reuse policy
      and program
    • Purchase products with reduced toxic chemicals