Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.25
Liaison Laura Bain
Submission Date Jan. 26, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Furman University
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.51 / 1.00 Yancey Fouche
Associate Director
Shi Center for Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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:

The paper purchase is the responsibility of each department. When the departments order paper, they take into consideration the budget limit and the Green Purchasing Guidelines. Each department is encouraged to buy sustainable products whenever possible. Within the Green Purchasing Guidelines is a line that reads "Procure post-consumer recycled-content paper and office supplies."

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

We do not mandate that they have to buy recycled papers. However, to encourage the use of recycled papers we have held seminars in the past and had the vendor give a presentation on the difference between the virgin and recycled papers and the impact each would have on the environment.

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 26.04 US/Canadian $
30-49 percent 43,621.18 US/Canadian $
50-69 percent 1,933.06 US/Canadian $
70-89 percent (or FSC Mix label) 0 US/Canadian $
90-100 percent (or FSC Recycled label) 5,623.50 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on office paper :
68,932.39 US/Canadian $

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

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.