Sustainable Distributor Purchasing Tool

Below is our Sustainability Purchasing Tool. Distributors will provide the following performance information on the distribution warehouse and delivery vehicles that will serve our building.  This information will be shared with their current and future customers.

Unit of Measure Previous complete year Year prior % Difference[1] Improvement Goals[2]
Year Year
Fuel miles/gal[3]
ENERGY STAR Score ES Score[4]
Water gal/occupant[5]
Waste (total waste, recycling & pallets) lbs/sales $[6]
Recycling (excluding Pallets) % diversion from landfill[7]
Pallets % diversion from landfill[8]

 

[1] Calculate the percent difference by subtracting the previous complete year from the year prior and then dividing by the year prior. Then multiply this value by 100%.

[2] State improvement goals. This is typically a percentage. If no goals have been established, leave this blank.

[3] This is a measure of fuel efficiency. Calculate the total number of miles driven by delivery and service vehicles and divide by the gallons of fuel consumed for all fuel types including diesel, gasoline, E10 and others used in delivery and service vehicles only (exclude sales vehicles).

[4] This is a measure of energy efficiency. Use ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for Buildings & Plants to calculate warehouse energy performance. https://www.energystar.gov/buildings/facility-owners-and-managers/existing-buildings/use-portfolio-manager

[5] This is a measure of water efficiency. Calculate the total gallons of water consumed including that used for drinking, landscaping, vehicle washing and others purposes (gallons) and divide by the number of FTEs working in the office and warehouse.

[6] This is a measure of waste minimization. Calculate the total waste in pounds per total sales dollars. If the waste hauler does not weigh the bin, calculate the weight for uncompacted waste at 73 pounds per cubic yard and compacted waste at 138 pounds per cubic yard. https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016-04/documents/volume_to_weight_conversion_factors_memorandum_04192016_508fnl.pdf

[7]This is a measure of waste diversion from landfills of internal consumables. Calculate the total amount of recycling including materials that are composted, donated, reused or otherwise diverted from the landfill and divide by the total amount of materials being disposed, excluding pallets. Then multiply this value by 100%.

[8] This is a measure of waste diversion from landfills of durable goods. Calculate the total weight of pallets recycled, sold for third-party reprocessing or otherwise diverted from the landfill and divide by the total amount of pallets being disposed. Then multiply this value by 100%.