Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.64
Liaison Michelle Gibbs
Submission Date May 2, 2017
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STARS v2.0

Hope College
OP-13: Cleaning Products Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.73 / 1.00 Kara Slater
Director Physical Plant
Physical Plant
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Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase third party certified cleaning and janitorial products?:

A copy of the green cleaning product purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines:
The green cleaning product purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines:

All products comply with our Green Cleaning Policy, attached.

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

In March 2016 we instituted a new Green Cleaning policy. We also changed cleaning supply vendors and now currently use cleaning products that are Green Seal Certified.

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

Expenditures on Green Seal and/or UL Environment (EcoLogo) certified cleaning and janitorial products:
65,000 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products:
102,000 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?:

A brief description of the institution’s low-impact, ecological cleaning program:

We recognize that green cleaning is a significant component of indoor air quality, and that the contribution of indoor air quality to employee productivity is significant. We are committed to devoting the time and resources to perform these functions at an exemplary level. It is our policy to ensure that our building operates in an environmentally responsible manner and we demonstrate good environmental stewardship within our community. Our goal is to perform each of these strategies at the highest level of our abilities and comprehension.

A copy of the sections of the cleaning contract(s) that reference certified green products:

The sections of the cleaning contract(s) that reference certified green products:

All cleaning is done by in-house staff per our Green Cleaning Policy #PP16002C. We do not have any contracts with outside cleaning agencies.

The website URL where information about the institution’s green cleaning initiatives is available:

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