Sustainable purchases move the market

IU Indianapolis, and the IU system, can leverage its buying power to make sustainable purchasing decisions across the campus that impact the entire market.  Sustainable procurement allows IU Indianapolis to meet its needs for goods, services, construction, and utilities, while aligning our spend with our institutional values.

Green cleaners

50% of the cleaners purchased by IU Indianapolis are Green Seal Certified, including all hand soaps.  This effort is part of IU Indianapolis's larger Healthy High Performance Cleaning program, which is designed to make campus buildings safer, healthier, and cleaner.


IU's sustainable purchasing policy prohibits the procurement of products sourced from old growth forests, including paper.  The use of post-consumer recycled paper is encouraged when appropriate.

Of the paper purchased by IU Indianapolis, ~10% has some degree of recycled content.