Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.07
Liaison Katie Koscielak
Submission Date May 7, 2020

STARS v2.2

Humboldt State University
OP-13: Cleaning and Janitorial Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.91 / 1.00 Katie Koscielak
Sustainability Analyst
Facilities Mgmt
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Total annual expenditures on cleaning products:
26,853.42 US/Canadian $

Annual expenditures on certified green cleaning products:
20,703.72 US/Canadian $

Total annual expenditures on janitorial paper products:
92,803.96 US/Canadian $

Annual expenditures on certified green janitorial paper products:
88,160.81 US/Canadian $

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

This data set is comprised of cleaning and janitorial purchases from the period spanning July 1, 2018 to June 31, 2019 and includes all custodial cleaning and janitorial paper purchases from the three custodial vendors: Waxie, Mendes, and Restif.


Percentage of expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products that are third party certified to meet recognized sustainability standards:
90.98

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

There are three areas for which cleaning and janitorial paper products are purchased:
-Regular Facilities Management custodial activities in main campus
-Housing & Residence Life custodial activities
-University Center Third Party Contract with Restif

In July 2018, Facilities Management Custodial merged with Housing & Res Life Custodial, and since that time, products and activities are streamlined to be consistently purchased for both entities.

The following statements are true of purchases made to service Facilities Management and Housing/Res Life custodial activities:
-Custodial cleaning products for main campus not carrying green certification include Knock out mildew stain remover and Formula 409 cleaner degreaser / disinfectant
-Custodial cleaning products not carrying green certification for housing include Tilex Mildew Root Petetrator and Suprox-D Neutral pH Disinfectant Cleaner.
-Janitorial paper products not carrying green certification include Waxed paper liners for wall unit and toilet seat covers.
-For the most part, custodial and janitorial products are purchased for both main campus and Housing through Waxie. Only one-off, odd expenditures are placed through Mendes (such as for a few toilet paper purchases for units that don't fit the Waxie rolls).
The University is looking to carry toilet seat covers that are green certified in the near future.

Restif is a third party that is contracted to clean all first floor Nelson Hall East, and University Center in the following spaces the Depot, South Lounge, all Associated Students Areas, Karshner Lounge, KBR, all restrooms. Since they do not purchase specific products only used for their services at HSU, they made a rounded estimate for expenditures on products in just the University Center. Restif does not provide janitorial paper products for their service area.

See attached spreadsheet for detail.

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