Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 75.93
Liaison Merry Rankin
Submission Date Aug. 30, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Iowa State University
OP-12: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.10 / 2.00 Arlo Meyer
Assistant Vice President
Business Services
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Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase recycled content office paper?:

The URL where the recycled paper policy, directive, or guidelines are posted:
A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed :

Over the years the state of Iowa has had various executive orders and state laws that push ISU to use recycled paper. Before ISU had an office supplies contract, the ISU Purchasing Department actively monitored each external order to educate departments and make sure purchases were recycled paper. Since then, ISU Purchasing Department has since entered into an office supplies contract, which is part of CyBuy system and has removed virgin paper from its offerings. The campus is well educated with regard to buying recycled and the pricing through Central Stores is such that very little paper is purchased from other external suppliers.

+ Date Revised: June 26, 2014

Does the institution wish to pursue points for Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on recycled paper)?:

Expenditures on 10-29 percent recycled-content office paper :
0 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on 30-49 percent recycled-content office paper :
318,966 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on 50-69 percent recycled-content office paper :
0 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on 70-89 percent recycled-content office paper (required if claiming points for Part 2):
0 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on 90-100 percent recycled-content office paper :
0 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on office paper :
321,206 US/Canadian $

The URL listed for the recycled paper policy is from the Code of Iowa, which Iowa State University follows as a public university.

ISU also has its own recycled paper policy in section 13.2 of its Procurement Procedure Manual: http://www.purchasing.iastate.edu/policy/.

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