Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 79.01
Liaison Lindsay Walker
Submission Date Feb. 14, 2023

STARS v2.2

Humber College
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.94 / 1.00 Lindsay Walker
Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management
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Total annual expenditures on office paper:
42,926.92 US/Canadian $

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 0 US/Canadian $
30-49 percent 1,327.40 US/Canadian $
50-69 percent 39.20 US/Canadian $
70-89 percent (or FSC Mix label) 0 US/Canadian $
90-100 percent (or FSC Recycled/100% label) 39,945.74 US/Canadian $

A brief description of the time period from which the figures reported above are drawn:

The total amount is based on the fiscal year from March 31, 2021 to April 1, 2022. This is the total expenditure on paper supplies managed by the Humber mailroom for each department at North and Lakeshore campuses.

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

As an academic institution, we use a lot of paper. In our Sustainability Plan we have commitments that will result in campus-wide actions to reduce our paper use. Some of these commitments include evaluate and right-size printers across all areas, fleet review and balancing; track printing data and share with community; and, increase use and familiarity of electronic signatures.

Humber has implemented many other initiatives to reduce the use of paper on campus, including DocuSign. Working from home has also significantly contributed to the reduction in paper use.

In addition, all paper used at Humber are now made from 100% recycled fibre and has met the FSC's rigorous social and environmental standards. As a result, we will reduce around 54 tonnes of Co2e, which is equivalent to planting 700 trees annually.

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