|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Liaison||Karen Eckert, Ph.D.|
|Submission Date||Nov. 30, 2015|
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing
|0.33 / 1.00||
Mail and Copy
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 2014 directive to Mail & Copy Services from the Vice President's office (Finance and Operations) specifies that the college purchase "30% post-consumer paper for all generic printers." This led to the purchase of 60 (of 256) cases of 30% recycled content in 2014, with all purchases being 30% recycled content going forward.
A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed :
We are a small institution with a single purchasing node for paper, so, with minor exceptions, oversight is straightforward. Recycled content is noted in purchasing records, in addition to any third-party certifications (e.g., FSC, SFI).
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||2,304 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 $|
Total expenditures on office paper :
The website URL where information about the paper purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines is available:
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.