Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Carol Rosskam
Submission Date May 28, 2021
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STARS v2.1

Northeastern University
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Casey Shetterly
Special Projects - Sustainability
Facilities
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Total expenditures on office paper :
167,862 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 0 US/Canadian $
30-49 percent 126,207 US/Canadian $
50-69 percent 0 US/Canadian $
70-89 percent (or FSC Mix label) 0 US/Canadian $
90-100 percent (or FSC Recycled label) 0 US/Canadian $

Percentage of expenditures on office paper that is 90-100 percent post-consumer recycled and/or agricultural residue content and/or FSC Recycled label:
0

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

This represents the 2019 calendar year purchases of FSC 30% post-consumer recycled paper; approximately 75% of all paper purchased. The Procurement Office continues implementing new changes that it started over five years ago to facilitate a more sustainable University-wide procurement program. The preferred online E-Commerce system has grown substantially and complements the online Marketplace's logos that foster easier searches/access to environmentally preferable products. The purchased paper contract specifies a 30% minimum post consumer content. Other initiatives include double sided printing and pay to print, both of which have been instrumental in the reduction of paper usage.


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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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