Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Jenny Isler
Submission Date March 1, 2021

STARS v2.2

Clark University
OP-13: Cleaning and Janitorial Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Jenny Isler
Director of Sustainability
Physical Plant / Facilities
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Total annual expenditures on cleaning products:
45,307 US/Canadian $

Annual expenditures on certified green cleaning products:
4,469 US/Canadian $

Total annual expenditures on janitorial paper products:
39,215 US/Canadian $

Annual expenditures on certified green janitorial paper products:
14,589 US/Canadian $

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

Data is from 2020 and may not be representative of "normal" percentages due to COVID cleaning requirements (for example, sanitizer is not a normal purchase; paper towels purchase is much larger). Given staff and record-keeping constraints unable to look at previous years per Asst. Director of Campus Services. Therefore data includes some estimates and assumptions.
We purchase many daily cleaning products (example vinegar, castile soap, reusable microfibre cloths) that are selected specifically for their sustainability and health features but are not certified within one of the pay-for certification programs specified. Nearly 100% of paper products purchased are recycled content but not all are certified within the STARS-acceptable programs. For example, all paper towels are 100% recycled content.

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:

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