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Procurement and Waste Management


The Procurement and Waste Management Climate Action Group will measure and reduce scope 3 emissions associated with non-food supply chain, procurement, and waste.


  • Wes Coleman, Associate Director, Supplier Diversity & Sustainability, Rutgers Procurement Services 

    Thomas Cunningham, Operations Area Manager, Environmental Services 

  • 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


  • 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 

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