Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Ken Ogawa
Submission Date Sept. 16, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Bucknell University
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Donald Krech
Director of Procurement
Procurement Services
"---" 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?:
Yes

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

Procurement Services’ Green Purchasing Policy

In a conscious effort to recognize its role, responsibility and commitment to the community regarding environmental stewardship, Bucknell University’s Procurement Services department will give preference to purchasing goods that are:

• Durable, as opposed to single use or disposable
• Non-toxic, minimally toxic or biodegradable
• Recyclable
• Manufactured locally (minimally within the state of PA)
• Manufactured with minimal waste
• Free of heavy metals
• Eligible to earn LEED credits
• FSC certified
• Chlorine free
• Energy Star, Green Guard, Green Seal, or Green-e certified
• Low VOC content
• Made from rapidly renewable materials
• Delivered with reduced packaging

These goods shall be selected whenever reasonably practical: the practical goods are readily available; the preferable goods can perform their intended function generally as well as a non-preferable one; and the cost of the preferable goods are either approximately similar to that of non-preferable goods or their higher initial cost can be justified on the basis of long-term benefits.

Rev 4/11


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

The purchase orders for copy paper are centralized thru Procurement. The individual departmental orders flow thru an electronic order system monitored by Procurement.


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 0 US/Canadian $
50-69 percent 0 US/Canadian $
70-89 percent (or FSC Mix label) 175000 US/Canadian $
90-100 percent (or FSC Recycled label) 0 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on office paper :
180000 US/Canadian $

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