UCLA Trademarks & Licensing Earns Prestigious Award

UCLA Trademarks & Licensing Earns Prestigious Award at California Higher Education Sustainability Conference for the First Time 


Westwood, Calif. – July 27, 2020 –The UCLA Trademarks & Licensing team earned a 2020 Best Practice Award in the category of Sustainability Innovations for its work to implement new sustainability tools. This is the first time UCLA Trademarks & Licensing has earned an industry award for sustainability, and with it, the team furthers its position as a leader within the University of California system.

UCLA Trademarks & Licensing earned the recognition for its implementation of measurement tools for sustainability, such as the EcoVadis sustainability assessment, which was introduced by the University of California Office of the President’s procurement team.  The presentation was submitted by Liz Kennedy, Director of Ethical Labor and Sustainability, in partnership with UC Santa Barbara’s Heather Perry, Sustainable Procurement Program Manager, and co-chair of the University of California Sustainable Procurement Working Group.

“This is truly a collaboration story,” Kennedy said of earning the award. “We can meet the sustainability leadership goals of our campus community and go farther much more quickly, efficiently, and affordably if we collaborate across our campus and our system, and this award is a perfect example of this. It is an honor to have been chosen as a Best Practice Award Winner in Sustainability Innovation in Operations.”