Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.28
Liaison Michelle Seppala Gibbs
Submission Date March 3, 2023

STARS v2.2

Hope College
OP-13: Cleaning and Janitorial Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.93 / 1.00 Tim Scholten
Custodial Services Manger
Physical Plant
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Total annual expenditures on cleaning products:
68,400 US/Canadian $

Annual expenditures on certified green cleaning products:
53,800 US/Canadian $

Total annual expenditures on janitorial paper products:
133,200 US/Canadian $

Annual expenditures on certified green janitorial paper products:
133,200 US/Canadian $

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

These numbers are from January 1 2022 until December 31 2022.
During Covid we were required to use certain cleaning products that were not green.
We are proud to say that all of our paper towel and toilet paper is green. We also use microfiber towels to reduce the amount of waste.

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

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

With our cleaning supplies we try to purchase as much as possible in bulk to reduce the number of deliveries needed to campus and for some materials we have also switched to a concentrate formula which reduces packaging and deliveries and our team mixes the concentrate.

Green Cleaning Policy
To reduce the exposure of building occupants and maintenance personnel to potentially hazardous chemical, biological, and particulate contaminants, which adversely affect air quality, human health, building finishes, building systems and the environment.

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