Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 77.02
Liaison Laura Bain
Submission Date June 22, 2021

STARS v2.2

Furman University
OP-13: Cleaning and Janitorial Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
0.70 / 1.00 Laura Bain
Associate Director of Sustainability Assessment
David E. Shi Center for Sustainability
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Total annual expenditures on cleaning products:
50,513.60 US/Canadian $

Annual expenditures on certified green cleaning products:
20,265.72 US/Canadian $

Total annual expenditures on janitorial paper products:
49,325.92 US/Canadian $

Annual expenditures on certified green janitorial paper products:
49,325.92 US/Canadian $

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

One year time period, fiscal year 2019 (July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019).


Percentage of expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products that are third party certified to meet recognized sustainability standards:
69.70

Website URL where information about the institution’s cleaning and janitorial purchasing is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:

After retrieving data from all stakeholders, we summed expenditures by product and began identifying supplies by product type - green or non-green cleaning product, green or non-green janitorial paper product, or excluded. Green cleaning products were determined as those with a Green Seal or similar label, while green janitorial products carried a Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or similar label. Products that were excluded were items that were ineligible to meet any of these certifications - such as vacuums and wet floor signs - and were not reflected in any of the monetary totals reported.

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