Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.23
Liaison Asheen Phansey
Submission Date Jan. 28, 2011
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Babson College
OP-12: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.63 / 2.00 Teresa Pitaro
Director of Business Services
Business and Financial Affairs
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Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase recycled content office paper?:
Yes

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

Fiscal year 2010-2011 is the first time we have required the use of recycled copy paper in our new Canon Copy Center. All the paper we will be purchasing for them with be 30% recycled. We felt the heavy duty multi-functional machines would be able to handle this type of paper. The rest of the campus is using regular non-recycled copy paper because all the machines are new, and we were told by Canon staff that the recycled paper would cause the new machines to jam more frequently. The College has always used recycled colored copy paper for our color needs. The colored 30% recycled paper appears to run smoothly throughout the campus.


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

Expenditures on 10-29 percent recycled-content office paper :
0 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on 30-49 percent recycled-content office paper :
22,169 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on 50-69 percent recycled-content office paper :
0 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on 70-89 percent recycled-content office paper (required if claiming points for Part 2):
0 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on 90-100 percent recycled-content office paper :
0 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on office paper :
102,153.64 US/Canadian $

At this time we do not have posted on our Purchasing website or on our “Green Policy” anything about recycled copy paper. We will be updating the Purchasing website as well as the Green Policy in the near future.

http://www3.babson.edu/offices/purchasing/

http://www3.babson.edu/Offices/purchasing/Green-Purchasing-Policy.cfm

Also, the expenditure information is based on fiscal year 2009/2010.

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