|Overall Rating||Gold - expired|
|Submission Date||July 18, 2014|
OP-13: Cleaning Products Purchasing
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Custodial Services Manager
Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase third party certified cleaning and janitorial products?:
A copy of the green cleaning product purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines:
The green cleaning product purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines:
The 3M line of Green Seal Products are purchased.
A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed:
After months of hands on testing and surveying of the users, the 3M line of Green Seal Products has been chosen. Macalester has successfully converted all buildings and completed all training for the 3M product line.
Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products)?:
Expenditures on Green Seal and/or UL Environment (EcoLogo) certified cleaning and janitorial products:
Total expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products:
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?:
A brief description of the institution’s low-impact, ecological cleaning program:
Facilities Management has switched over to a completely non-toxic cleaning system, using the 3M line of Green Seal products. All cleaning supplies now represent purchasing decisions that prove better for environmental and human health.
More information can be found at:
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:
The website URL where information about the institution’s green cleaning initiatives is available:
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