Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 72.18
Liaison Ryan Todd
Submission Date May 9, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

California State University, Sacramento
OP-13: Cleaning Products Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.77 / 1.00 John Guion
Procurement and Contract Services
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Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase third party certified cleaning and janitorial products?:

A copy of the green cleaning product purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines:

The green cleaning product purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines:

We opt for the non-hazardous alternative: By purchasing alcohol thermometers as opposed to ones filled with mercury you can lessen disposal costs while removing the potential for a hazardous chemical spill. Likewise the purchase and use of non-toxic cleaning supplies, like those with the Green Seal (http://www.greenseal.org/can) improve worker safety by reducing exposure to noxious chemicals.

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

Procurement process:
All cleaning products and each buyer who is responsible for that purchase understands that buying green is of high importance. Whenever possible green cleaning products are purchased first.

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products)?:

Expenditures on Green Seal and/or UL Environment (EcoLogo) certified cleaning and janitorial products:
272,524 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products:
389,320 US/Canadian $

Has the institution's main cleaning or housekeeping department(s) and/or contractor(s) adopted a Green Seal or ISSA certified low-impact, ecological (“green”) cleaning program?:

A brief description of the institution’s low-impact, ecological cleaning program:

Our campus custodial practices include hydrogen peroxide-based daily cleaners, water-based floor finish and stripper, use of sustainable foaming hand soap, micro-fiber mops and rags, Hepa-filtration vacuums and use of a sustainable multi-purpose cleaner.

A copy of the sections of the cleaning contract(s) that reference certified green products:

The sections of the cleaning contract(s) that reference certified green products:
The website URL where information about the institution’s green cleaning initiatives is available:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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