|Submission Date||March 9, 2017|
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing
|0.66 / 1.00||
Office of Environmental Sustainability
Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase office paper that has recycled content and/or is certified to meet multi-criteria sustainability standards for paper?:
A copy of the paper purchasing policy, directive or guidelines:
The paper 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 :
Office supplies are purchased through a custom Staples website that includes notices that Oberlin College prefers paper with recycled content. The Office of Environmental Sustainability and Purchasing and Auxiliary Services periodically audits departments' purchases.
Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on office paper)?:
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||4422 US/Canadian $|
|30-49 percent||9791.30 US/Canadian $|
|50-69 percent||0 US/Canadian $|
|70-89 percent (or FSC Mix label)||20246 US/Canadian $|
|90-100 percent (or FSC Recycled label)||1990 US/Canadian $|
Total expenditures on office paper :
The website URL where information about the paper purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines is available:
These numbers are from the 2014 fiscal year.
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.