|Overall Rating||Bronze - expired|
|Liaison||Pat Van Duyne|
|Submission Date||June 11, 2015|
Joliet Junior College
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing
|0.28 / 1.00||
Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase office paper that has recycled content and/or is certified to meet multi-criteria sustainability standards for paper?:
A copy of the paper purchasing policy, directive or guidelines:
The paper purchasing policy, directive or guidelines:
Paper bid/quote documents request the recycled material percentages for all paper being bid. Bids are evaluated based on price, recycled material content, and whether the vendor is able to meet all bid/quote specifications. If everything else is equal, recycled paper is preferred. A sample bid document is attached.
A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed :
Paper bid documents request the recycled material percentages for all paper being bid. Bids are evaluated based on price, recycled material content, and whether the vendor is able to meet all bid/quote specifications. If everything else is equal, recycled paper is preferred.
86% of the paper purchased from the January 2015 paper quote award contained 30% recycled content. This is a huge improvement from previous awards and was not captured in the data used in part two of this credit which includes FY 2014 figures.
Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on office paper)?:
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||16.21 US/Canadian $|
|30-49 percent||391.99 US/Canadian $|
|50-69 percent||0 US/Canadian $|
|70-89 percent (or FSC Mix label)||0 US/Canadian $|
|90-100 percent (or FSC Recycled label)||87.87 US/Canadian $|
Total expenditures on office paper :
The website URL where information about the paper purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines is available:
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.