Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.54
Liaison Alex Miller
Submission Date March 6, 2020
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STARS v2.1

Carleton College
OP-13: Cleaning and Janitorial Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.83 / 1.00 Alexandra Miller
Sustainability Program Coordinator
Energy and Sustainability
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Total expenditures on cleaning products:
73,196.57 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on cleaning products that are Green Seal or UL ECOLOGO certified and/or Safer Choice labeled (or local equivalents for institutions outside the U.S. and Canada):
40,949.62 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on janitorial paper products:
158,475.93 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on janitorial paper products that are FSC, Green Seal, and/or UL ECOLOGO certified (or local equivalents for institutions outside the U.S. and Canada):
151,337.35 US/Canadian $

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

A brief description of the time period from which the figures reported above are drawn (i.e. one-year time period or representative sample):

Fiscal Year 18, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019, full purchases for a one year period. This includes our purchases for our compostables store.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Carleton made a commitment to purchase green cleaning products and compostable materials and a full list is included in the link below. We made a shift in cleaning product that is more effective and so we are simply not using as much.

Included in Janitorial Paper Products is the Compostables Store orders, where campus departments can purchase smaller quantities of compostable plates, forks, cups, etc. at a bulk rate. This is reimbursed through a department charge.

For FY17, we counted additional janitorial products like vacuum cleaner bags and trash bags but limited to paper products for FY18.

GEI is the Greengard Environmental Institute certification for our floor finishes.
CRI is the Carpet and Rug Institute.

$4,314.56 is the total of other products, vacuum bags, etc. that are certified byt not included in this report.

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