Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Ruth Miller
Submission Date March 7, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Gettysburg College
OP-13: Cleaning Products Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Jim Biesecker
Director of Facilites Planning & Management
Facilities Services Office
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Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase third party certified cleaning and janitorial products?:
No

A copy of the green cleaning product purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines:
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The green cleaning product purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines:
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A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed:

The College is a decentralized procurement environment. Although functional purchasing areas engage in many green procurement strategies, the College does not have overarching guidelines for its disparate purchasing departments. Departments exercise judgment with regard to the acquisition of goods and services in the context of the environment based on the source, composition of materials, quantity, fit for purpose, longevity of use, and cost analysis. Such consideration, when combined with enhanced product offerings, has led to an uptick of sustainable products purchased by departments for use in campus operations.


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products)?:
Yes

Expenditures on Green Seal and/or UL Environment (EcoLogo) certified cleaning and janitorial products:
25000 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products:
50000 US/Canadian $

Has the institution's main cleaning or housekeeping department(s) and/or contractor(s) adopted a Green Seal or ISSA certified low-impact, ecological (“green”) cleaning program?:
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A brief description of the institution’s low-impact, ecological cleaning program:
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A copy of the sections of the cleaning contract(s) that reference certified green products:
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The sections of the cleaning contract(s) that reference certified green products:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s green cleaning initiatives is available:

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