Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 36.75
Liaison Audrey McSain
Submission Date July 10, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Lehigh University
OP-13: Cleaning Products Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 1.00 Jane Altemose
Sourcing Manager
Purchasing
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Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase third party certified cleaning and janitorial products?:
Yes

A copy of the green cleaning product purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines:
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The green cleaning product purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines:

Cleaning products are purchased through our campus janitorial outsourced vendor. We conducted a thorough RFP process in 2014 to select the vendor and green cleaning products were a mandatory requirement as part of the selection process.


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

Audits are performed by an unbiased 3rd party auditing firm.
Specific pricing for the cleaning materials cannot be pulled out, as they are included in the monthly outsourced contract, which is based on hourly rates of personnel.


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products)?:
No

Expenditures on Green Seal and/or UL Environment (EcoLogo) certified cleaning and janitorial products:
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Total expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products:
0 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?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s low-impact, ecological cleaning program:

See attached.


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