Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.28
Liaison Austin Eriksson
Submission Date Feb. 29, 2016
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California State University, Northridge
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.43 / 1.00 Austin Eriksson
Sustainability Program Manager
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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:

The CSU Sustainability Policy & the Integrated CSU Administrative Manual (ICSUAM) establishes Environmentally Preferred Purchasing and Use practices that are applicable to all California State Universities. California State University, Northridge (CSUN), including, but not limited to, all auxiliary and enterprise operations, is committed to implementing Environmentally Preferred Purchasing and Use practices that meet or exceed CSU’s goals, working within the University’s budgetary, regulatory and programmatic constraints. CSUN's paper purchasing guidelines lie within our Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Policy. Below is the brief section that outlines our paper purchasing guidelines.

- Virgin paper, paper with no recycled content, should not be purchased.
- At minimum, 30%-50% post-consumer waste and recycled content paper should be used for routine office tasks.

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

The Associate Vice President of Financial Services and Vice President of Administration and Finance are responsible for collaboratively overseeing the implementation of these practices.

This policy has been posted to the university's website and has been distributed across the campus.

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 46,272 US/Canadian $
50-69 percent 10,340 US/Canadian $
70-89 percent (or FSC Mix label) 0 US/Canadian $
90-100 percent (or FSC Recycled label) 1,666 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on office paper :
107,636 US/Canadian $

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

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