Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.61
Liaison Kristina Bryan
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Saint Louis University
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.12 / 1.00 Jake Prange
Contract Management Specialist
Business Services
"---" 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:

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

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 12,057.17 US/Canadian $
50-69 percent 1,586.25 US/Canadian $
70-89 percent (or FSC Mix label) 33,630.04 US/Canadian $
90-100 percent (or FSC Recycled label) 5,671.10 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on office paper :
248,131.81 US/Canadian $

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

No formal paper purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines is currently available; however, SLU is working integrating sustainable practices in this area. We support the use of environmentally and socially preferable products wherever possible through the balance of economic feasibility and environmental responsibility. We recommend using services and companies with strong commitments to sustainability. Additionally, we communicate our purchasing recommendations online (example: "Printer and copier paper that's 30-100% recycled content")


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