Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Megan Litke
Submission Date March 30, 2016
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STARS v2.0

American University
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Megan Litke
Sustainability Manager
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase office paper that has recycled content and/or is certified to meet multi-criteria sustainability standards for paper?:
Yes

A copy of the paper purchasing policy, directive or guidelines:
The paper purchasing policy, directive or guidelines:
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A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed :

AU's Sustainable Purchasing Policy requires the university to conduct purchasing in accordance with principles of social responsibility and environmental sustainability (https://www.american.edu/loader.cfm?csModule=security/getfile&pageid=2010993). The university is working to transition all virgin copy paper to 30% or 100% recycled content papers.


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on office paper)?:
Yes

Expenditures on office paper with the following levels of post-consumer recycled, agricultural residue, and/or FSC certified content::
Expenditure Per Level
10-29 percent 0 US/Canadian $
30-49 percent 29622.42 US/Canadian $
50-69 percent 13790.88 US/Canadian $
70-89 percent (or FSC Mix label) 0 US/Canadian $
90-100 percent (or FSC Recycled label) 55065.70 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on office paper :
168020.44 US/Canadian $

The website URL where information about the paper purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines is available:

Purchasing data spans 01/01/2015-12/31/2015

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