Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 46.72
Liaison Kathy Johnson
Submission Date April 22, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Black Hills State University
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.55 / 1.00 John Hinrichs
Graduate Assistant
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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?:

A copy of the paper purchasing policy, directive or guidelines:

The paper purchasing policy, directive or guidelines:

State agencies shall purchase recycled content paper products from the state contract or from Central Supply if available.

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

By policy, paper purchased by the university is made from recycled content or Green Seal
Certified. Unless approval of virgin paper has been acquired for specific projects.

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

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 16,047.70 US/Canadian $
50-69 percent 0 US/Canadian $
70-89 percent (or FSC Mix label) 0 US/Canadian $
90-100 percent (or FSC Recycled label) 0 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on office paper :
16,047.70 US/Canadian $

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

10:02:05:09. Procurement of paper products and printing. Each state agency and institution shall specify products that meet at least one of the following requirements when procuring any paper product or requesting bids or quotes for any printing project:

(1) Green Seal certified;

(2) Ecologo certified; or

(3) Comply with the minimum requirements for recycled content as published in the United States Environmental Protection Agency Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines, Buy-Recycled Series, Paper Products, October 2007.

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