Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.79
Liaison Audrey McSain
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2021

STARS v2.2

Lehigh University
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.55 / 1.00 Jane Altemose
Sourcing Manager
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total annual expenditures on office paper:
61,521.39 US/Canadian $

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 14,734.97 US/Canadian $
30-49 percent 14,336.96 US/Canadian $
50-69 percent 563.66 US/Canadian $
70-89 percent (or FSC Mix label) 103.62 US/Canadian $
90-100 percent (or FSC Recycled/100% label) 25,026.27 US/Canadian $

A brief description of the time period from which the figures reported above are drawn:

This data is from 7/1/19 - 6/30/20.

Website URL where information about the institution’s paper purchasing is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

The above numbers include paper purchasing by both Lehigh Library & Technology Services and Mountainhawk Print and Design Center (our onsite design and print shop).

Office paper purchasing was greatly impacted by COVID-19, thus the overall spend was approximately $20,000 less than in a normal year. This reduction was composed almost entirely of our 100% recycled paper used by students for printing in the libraries. To reconcile this difference, $20,000 of 100% recycled paper was added to the actual total calculated during the time period listed above (as shown in the attached spreadsheet). By doing this, the data above is representative of a normal year.

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