Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 56.88
Liaison Laura Young
Submission Date Feb. 11, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Michigan State University
OP-13: Cleaning Products Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 1.00 Brandon Baswell
IPF Custodial Services
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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:
A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed:

The benefits of the (OS1) cleaning system

Custodial Services hopes to gain a number of benefits from the new program, including:
* Increased cleaning services;
* An established cleaning routine to create efficiency throughout the department;
* Uniformity of all check-in areas (supply rooms) in each building;
* Commitment to cleaning for the health of those employed in the buildings first, versus cleaning primarily for appearance;
* Use of new, more user-friendly and environmentally friendly equipment;
* Reduction of chemicals used in buildings.

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:

MSU has implemented (OS1) is a comprehensive, high performance management system for cleaning organizations. (OS1) is based on Team Cleaning. It employs in-depth training, from the upper-management down to the cleaning worker level. (OS1) prescribes standardized cleaning tools and procedures. This system is work-loaded into cleaning teams. Each cleaning worker is trained and certified on specialized tasks. Workers are ‘kitted’ with specific tools and chemicals for each team job function, which have been benchmarked as the best practice by the (OS1) Users. This simplification of the cleaning process results in a safer, cleaner, healthier and happier working environment.

All of the daily-use cleaning chemicals in the (OS1) Program have earned the Green Seal Certification or are EPA registered disinfectants.

This system was created by ManageMen Inc. (http://managemen.com/).

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:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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