Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 28.57
Liaison Troy Hattermann
Submission Date Nov. 24, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Illinois Central College
OP-13: Cleaning Products Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.59 / 1.00 Tracy Humphrey
Asst. Director of Facilities Services
Facilities Services
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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:

Illinois Central College recognizes that all phases of the purchasing process (purchase, use and disposal) can profoundly effect the environment. It is the intent of green purchasing policy at ICC to encourage purchasing environmentally preferable products and services while maintaining cost and value. Environmentally preferable products and services are those that are less detrimental to the environment and human health than competing products and services. Considerations include raw materials acquisition, production, manufacturing, packaging, distribution, reuse, operation, maintenance, and final disposition of the product.

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

As stated in the purchasing guideline, preference is given to sustainable purchases when it is comparable to other products and services.

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:
76,732.95 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products:
167,251.74 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:

A green cleaning program was adopted in 2005. The department purchases environmentally preferable products (ex Green Seal Certified) and services while maintaining cost and value. For fiscal year 2015, almost half of the supplies that the department purchased were sustainable products.

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:

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