|Submission Date||Feb. 4, 2015|
Saint John's University
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing
Office of 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:
This institution has a stated preference to purchase recycled paper whenever possible. The majority of paper used on campus is purchased from the same supplier and 30% recycled content is always used. The institution aims to purchase recycled paper whenever possible. The paper used on campus also comes from sources which are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed :
This institution has a stated preference to purchase recycled paper whenever possible. The majority of paper used on campus is purchased from the same supplier and 30% recycled content is always used. The institution aims to purchase recycled paper whenever possible.
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||29400 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:
It was estimated that SJU used 735 cases (10 reams of 500 sheets per case) during fiscal year 2014. Cost was calculated using an estimated of $40/case.
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