Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.84
Liaison Stephanie Del Rosario
Submission Date May 26, 2022

STARS v2.2

California State University, Fullerton
OP-13: Cleaning and Janitorial Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.80 / 1.00 Michael Grace
Maintenance & Operations Specialist
Physical Plant
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Total annual expenditures on cleaning products:
91,438.67 US/Canadian $

Annual expenditures on certified green cleaning products:
7,920.16 US/Canadian $

Total annual expenditures on janitorial paper products:
332,727.53 US/Canadian $

Annual expenditures on certified green janitorial paper products:
331,825.13 US/Canadian $

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

The figures above are drawn from fiscal year 2019-2020. This period covers July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020.

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:

The attached report was provided by Waxie who is the sole provider for cleaning and janitorial paper products. The following descriptions from the CSU Fullerton Green Cleaning Policy and Program Plan are incorporated into contracts with vendors.


The practices listed below shall be implemented, to the extent practicable, with a target goal of 60% of products complying, based on cost. The Responsible Party will coordinate with vendors to track purchase rates of both compliant and non-compliant products.


Cleaning products and materials, including hard-floor and carpet-care products, used by CSU Fullerton custodial staff shall, when possible, meet the requirements of EQc3.3: Green Cleaning, Purchase of Sustainable Cleaning Products and Materials.

Product types subject to these requirements include, but are not limited to, bio-enzymatic cleaners, hard floor cleaners, carpet cleaners, general-purpose cleaners, specialty cleaners, odor control, disinfectants, disposable janitorial paper products and trash bags, and hand soaps.

EQc3.3: Green Cleaning, Purchase of Sustainable Cleaning Products and Materials Criteria:
• The cleaning products meet one or more of the following standards for the appropriate category:

o Green Seal GS-37, for general-purpose, bathroom, glass and carpet cleaner use
for industrial and institutional purposes

o EcoLogo Environmental Choice CCD-110 / UL 2792, for cleaning and degreasing

o EcoLogo Environmental Choice CCD-146 / UL 2759, for hard-surface cleaners

o EcoLogo Environmental Choice CCD-148 / UL 2795, for carpet and upholstery care
0 EPA Safer Choice I DfE

• Disinfectants, metal polish, floor finishes, strippers or other products not addressed by GS-37 or UL ECOLOGO CCD-110 / 2792, 146 / 2759, or 148 / 2795 shall meet at least one of the following standards for the appropriate category:

o Green Seal GS-40, for industrial and institutional floor-care products

o EcoLogo Environmental Choice CCD-112 / UL 2798, for digestion additives for cleaning and odor control

o EcoLogo Environmental Choice CCD-113 / UL 2791, for drain or grease-trap additives

o EcoLogo Environmental Choice CCD-115 / UL 2796, for odor-control additives

o EcoLogo Environmental Choice CCD-147 / UL 2777, for hard-floor care

o California Code of Regulations maximum allowable VOE levels for the specific product category.

• Disposable janitorial paper products and trash bags meet the minimum requirements of one or more of the following programs for the applicable product category:

o U.S. EPA Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines for Janitorial Paper and Plastic Trash Can Liners

o Green Seal GS- 01, for paper towels, tissue paper and napkins

o EcoLogo Environmental Choice CCD-082 / UL 175, for toilet tissue

o EcoLogo Environmental Choice CCD-086 / UL 175, for hand towels

o Janitorial paper products derived from rapidly renewable resources or made from treefree fibers

0 FSC certified

• Hand soaps meet one or more of the following standards:

o No antimicrobial agents (other than as a preservative) except where required by health codes and other regulations (i.e., food service and health care requirements)

o Green Seal GS-41, for industrial and institutional hand cleaners

o EcoLogo Environmental Choice CCD-104 / UL 2784, for hand cleaners and hand soaps

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