Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.84
Liaison Kalyna Procyk
Submission Date June 6, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Muhlenberg College
OP-13: Cleaning and Janitorial Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
0.69 / 1.00 Joseph Spirko
Custodial Supervisor
Plant Operations
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Total expenditures on cleaning products:
197,160.17 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on cleaning products that are Green Seal or UL ECOLOGO certified and/or Safer Choice labeled (or local equivalents for institutions outside the U.S. and Canada):
122,238 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on janitorial paper products:
40,836.20 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on janitorial paper products that are FSC, Green Seal, and/or UL ECOLOGO certified (or local equivalents for institutions outside the U.S. and Canada):
40,836.20 US/Canadian $

Percentage of expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products that are third party certified to meet recognized sustainability standards:
68.52

A brief description of the time period from which the figures reported above are drawn (i.e. one-year time period or representative sample):

July 1, 2016-June 30,2017


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The green cleaning product purchasing policy states an institution-wide preference for purchasing third-party certified cleaning and janitorial products.
https://www.muhlenberg.edu/media/contentassets/pdf/about/plantops/Green%20Cleaning%20Standard.pdf
Housekeeping division of Plant Operations is committed to maintaining a high standard of cleanliness through Green Cleaning Practices. We will accomplish this level of commitment by incorporating Green Seal Certified chemicals, as well as, certified equipment that meet CRI Green Label standards. We are determined to provide healthy high performance cleaning and a more productive indoor environment with fewer burdens to our natural resources. In essence, this will provide products that effectively clean and are environmentally friendly to the working environment.
Overall, the Housekeeping division of Plant Operations is committed to maintaining a high standard of cleanliness through Green Cleaning Practices. We will accomplish this level of commitment by incorporating Green Seal Certified chemicals, as well as, certified equipment that meet CRI Green Label standards. We are determined to provide healthy high performance cleaning and a more productive indoor environment with fewer burdens to our natural resources. In essence, this will provide products that effectively clean and are environmentally friendly to the working environment. The STARS inventory submittal expenditures is another check that the policy is being followed.

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