Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.20
Liaison Denice Koljonen
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2022

STARS v2.2

Boston College
OP-13: Cleaning and Janitorial Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.88 / 1.00 gerard boyle
Director
Custodial
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Total annual expenditures on cleaning products:
92,933.77 US/Canadian $

Annual expenditures on certified green cleaning products:
50,418.93 US/Canadian $

Total annual expenditures on janitorial paper products:
265,727.34 US/Canadian $

Annual expenditures on certified green janitorial paper products:
265,727.34 US/Canadian $

A brief description of the time period on which the figures reported above are based :

Data are reported for Jan 1, 2019 through Dec. 31, 2019. In addition to purchasing Ecologo certified paper products our focus when feasible is to purchase green certified janitorial cleaning products.
We spend roughly $80,000 on trash liners annually, as of FY18, all trash liners have the 10% pcw.
Please note that this # is not included in the percentage of cleaning or janitorial products.


Percentage of expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products that are third party certified to meet recognized sustainability standards:
88.15

Website URL where information about the institution’s cleaning and janitorial purchasing is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The Boston College Facilities Services Sustainable Operations Guidelines 1.0 includes a section on Green Cleaning to protect the health and safety of everyone who cleans and uses the University's buildings and to support institutional goals for environmental sustainability. These include Training, Standard Operating Procedures, Performance Metrics and who the Responsible Parties are. The link is:
https://www.bc.edu/content/dam/files/offices/sustainability/pdf/11-25%20-15%20sust%20ops%20guidelines.pdf

Additional URLs:

https://www.mdstetson.com/stetson-brands/

https://www.nextgensupply.com

https://www.hillyard.com

http://www.afh.krugerproducts.ca/

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