Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 62.34
Liaison Christie-Joy Hartman
Submission Date Jan. 27, 2022

STARS v2.2

James Madison University
OP-13: Cleaning and Janitorial Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.82 / 1.00 Frank Lucas
Assistant Director of Environmental Services
Environmental Services
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Total annual expenditures on cleaning products:
271,745.20 US/Canadian $

Annual expenditures on certified green cleaning products:
166,912.97 US/Canadian $

Total annual expenditures on janitorial paper products:
327,671.31 US/Canadian $

Annual expenditures on certified green janitorial paper products:
324,155.05 US/Canadian $

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

All of JMU Housekeeping's purchases of cleaning and janitorial paper products from Fiscal Years 2019, 2020, and 2021 were totaled in two categories, cleaning and janitorial products, by a Warehouse/Stores Buyer Specialist. The record of purchases was obtained through JMU's Facilities Management AiM system. Cleaning products included general purpose bathroom, glass, and carpet cleaners; degreasing agents; biologically-active cleaning products (enzymatic and microbial products); floor-care products (e.g., floor finish and floor finish strippers); hand soaps and hand sanitizers, disinfectants, and metal polish; and other specialty cleaning products. Janitorial paper products included toilet tissue, tissue paper, paper towels, hand towels, and napkins.

Next, the Buyer Specialist determined which purchases in each category were "green" products from AASHE's list of what was considered a green product. All products counted as "green" met one or more of the following criteria:
ECOLOGO certified (UL Environment)
Green Seal certified
U.S. EPA Safer Choice labeled
All of JMU Housekeeping's purchases of green cleaning and janitorial paper products were totaled in two categories, cleaning and janitorial products.
Three year totals were divided by 3 to obtain average annual expenditures for this report.

The information was submitted for STARS on November 11, 2021.

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:

Data received from Tara Cullers, CUPO, VCA, Buyer Specialist with copy to Frankie Lucas. Entered by CJ Hartman, November 12, 2021.

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