Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.35
Liaison Alexis Reyes
Submission Date Oct. 29, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Pomona College
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.46 / 1.00 Jennifer Schmidt
SIO Staff
Sustainability Integration Office
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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:

In the College's Sustainability Action Plan, the College set a goal that everyday copy/ printer paper purchased with college funds must contain at least 30% post-consumer recycled content, with the goal of 90% of all basic copy paper being 100% post-consumer recycled, FSC-certified, and processed chlorine free (PCF) by 2020, and that 90% of all colored paper, cardstock, and alternative sizes of paper be at least 30% post-consumer recycled.

A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed :

The Treasurer's Office periodically releases information reminding offices that copy/print paper should contain 30% post-consumer recycled content. The Business Office is currently tracking paper purchases, so will be able to remind those offices that are not complying with this directive.

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 0 US/Canadian $
30-49 percent 23,070.13 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) 57.99 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on office paper :
33,505.35 US/Canadian $

The website URL where information about the paper purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines is available:

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