Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.52
Liaison Gina Talt
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Princeton University
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.95 / 1.00 Joseph Woodward
Senior Associate Director
Procurement Services, Office of the VP for Finance and Treasurer
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Total expenditures on office paper :
182,000 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 2,000 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) 172,000 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:

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:

As of spring 2004, the Provost of Princeton University now requires that all academic departments order 100% post-consumer waste (pcw) paper (Boise Cascade – Aspen 100”) for their standard office needs. This policy excludes the department of Printing & Mailing, which has specialty paper needs, and excludes stationary. The policy came after over a year of negotiations with Boise Office Solutions (the Princeton paper provider) for lowering their recycled paper price and improving paper quality. The Princeton Environmental Oversight Committee, which includes the Purchasing Department and the student group Greening Princeton, initiated the final policy discussions with the Provost’s office.

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