Welcome to The President's Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility
Charge to the Committee - Fall, 2013
The President’s Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility exists to provide advice and guidance to the President’s Office to help ensure that the University maintains its position as a leader among institutions of higher education committed to the protection and advancement of CSR policies that reflect respect for fundamental human rights, environmental sustainability, and the dignity of all people.
- Examine our relationships with other universities, national and international organizations, and others, to determine how we can work together to best meet our common objectives. This would include our relationship with the University’s contracted licensing agency (The Collegiate Licensing Company – CLC) regarding corporate social responsibility in the production of officially licensed products utilizing the indicia (work marks and logos) of the University.
- Regularly monitor the on-going corporate social responsibility efforts of the Workers Rights Consortium and the Fair Labor Association and recommend University action in response, as appropriate.
- Encourage and support academic research in this area to advance the understanding of global labor issues throughout the University community.
- Encourage and support community awareness of corporate social responsibility and action through a variety of means, including curricular development, facilitation of dialogue among university related groups, and ongoing communication.
- Respond to emerging issues related to CSR within the University community and advise the President’s Office with respect to such issues and potential responses.
New Initiatives on Campus
University of Connecticut Vendor Code of Conduct
As part of our ongoing efforts to maintain the university’s position as a leader among institutions of higher education committed to the protection and advancement of socially responsible policies, the university cabinet recently approved a Vendor Code of Conduct to support the university’s interest in working with vendors that demonstrate a commitment to these values.
The Vendor Code articulates minimal legal standards as well as preferential expectations for vendors we choose to partner with. For example, the university will take into consideration relevant factors in the selection process such as a willingness to pay living wages, respect for international human rights and labor standards and practicing environmental sustainability. This new policy will help ensure UConn remains at the forefront of best practices among our peer and aspirant institutions.
Historical Documents Related to the PCCSR's Work
Designated Supplier Program
Resources/Affiliations/Other National Organizations
- External Partners
- UConn Partners
- Friday, October 25, 2013
- Friday, November 15, 2013
- Friday, December 20, 2013
Meeting times are
10:00am – 11:00am
Committee meets at the UConn Co-op, 2nd floor conference room
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