|Submission Date||Feb. 3, 2015|
Kankakee Community College
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing
Dean, Environmental and Institutional Sustainability
Environmental and Institutional Sustainability
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:
KCC's Green Purchasing Policy states that " KCC is committed to the use and purchase of environmentally and socially responsible material s and products." It is the expectation that each administrator follow this policy. Metrics and reports are generated periodically to support the policy.
A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed :
The Business Office implements the purchasing practice. The sustainability department helps the Business Office establish goals, benchmarks, assessments, reporting mechanisms, etc. The role of the sustainability department is to provide the Business Office with the technical support to implement the practice and to assist with the implementation primarily through education-both of the Business Office to get them up to speed on green purchasing and other offices/departments to follow the policy.
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||0 US/Canadian $|
|30-49 percent||17988 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)||0 US/Canadian $|
Total expenditures on office paper :
The website URL where information about the paper purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines is available:
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