Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.89
Liaison Allie Schwartz
Submission Date Aug. 29, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Columbia University
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.23 / 1.00 Wendy Johnson
Dir, Business Services
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Total expenditures on office paper :
1,409,248 US/Canadian $

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 591,759 US/Canadian $
50-69 percent 3,765 US/Canadian $
70-89 percent (or FSC Mix label) 0 US/Canadian $
90-100 percent (or FSC Recycled label) 82,719 US/Canadian $

Percentage of expenditures on office paper that is 90-100 percent post-consumer recycled and/or agricultural residue content and/or FSC Recycled label:

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

Expenses above are from 01/02/16 - 09/20/17.

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

The University has also implemented a Paper Reduction Pilot program with the Mailman School of Public Health, which directly impacts the amount of purchased paper. Paper purchased is the metric used to measure success, and the goal is to reduce this number by 10% for each group, respectively. In the past three years, the school has reduced paper purchases by approximately 38%. Additionally, paper reduction and the use of recycled-content paper is a part of the actions required in the Sustainable Leaders Network (SLN) Workspace Certification program.

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