Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 56.19
Liaison Lissette Hernandez
Submission Date May 13, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Florida International University
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.58 / 1.00 Alexandra Dutton
Program Manager
Office of University Sustainability
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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:

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

FIU has set a standard that any white office paper purchased must have a minimum of 30% recycled content. FIU Business Services has worked with OfficeMax, FIU's preferred office supplier, to automatically default white office paper purchase to 30% recycled content.

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 740.77 US/Canadian $
30-49 percent 194,027.80 US/Canadian $
50-69 percent 23,565.40 US/Canadian $
70-89 percent (or FSC Mix label) 31.78 US/Canadian $
90-100 percent (or FSC Recycled label) 7,324.73 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on office paper :
225,726.70 US/Canadian $

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

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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