Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.30
Liaison Stephen Ellis
Submission Date May 31, 2024

STARS v2.2

Boston University
OP-13: Cleaning and Janitorial Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.99 / 1.00 Michael Lyons
Senior Category Manager - Facilities
Sourcing & Procurement
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Total annual expenditures on cleaning products:
588,000 US/Canadian $

Annual expenditures on certified green cleaning products:
571,000 US/Canadian $

Total annual expenditures on janitorial paper products:
778,665.12 US/Canadian $

Annual expenditures on certified green janitorial paper products:
778,665.12 US/Canadian $

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

Fiscal year 2023, July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023

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

Website URL where information about the institution’s cleaning and janitorial purchasing is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

This represents FY2023 metrics.

Boston University's Sustainable Cleaning Program stands out with 98% of cleaning product purchases meeting EcoLogo or Green Seal Certification. Our purchasing policy aligns with the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Policy to protect human health and reduce the environmental impact of materials used in the operations and maintenance of buildings. The University purchases only the Carpet and Rug Institute Sustainable Label, Green Seal– and EcoLogo–certified cleaning products, and Forest Stewardship Council–certified paper products.

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