Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 38.98
Liaison Ann Drevno
Submission Date Aug. 11, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Saint Mary's College of California
OP-13: Cleaning Products Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.49 / 1.00 Joe Kehoe
Director (Ret.)
Facilities Services
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Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase third party certified cleaning and janitorial products?:
No

A copy of the green cleaning product purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines:
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The green cleaning product purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines:
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A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed:
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Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products)?:
Yes

Expenditures on Green Seal and/or UL Environment (EcoLogo) certified cleaning and janitorial products:
5,517 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products:
8,507 US/Canadian $

Has the institution's main cleaning or housekeeping department(s) and/or contractor(s) adopted a Green Seal or ISSA certified low-impact, ecological (“green”) cleaning program?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s low-impact, ecological cleaning program:

Able Custodial Service, who performs cleaning and custodial for the College, only purchases Green Seal cleaning products for all buildings on campus.


A copy of the sections of the cleaning contract(s) that reference certified green products:
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The sections of the cleaning contract(s) that reference certified green products:

From the Able Custodial Service contract:
Contractor shall determine the method, details, and means of performing the services required under this agreement. Contractor shall furnish all labor, equipment, tools, materials, supplies, uniforms, transportation, communication, scaffolding, hoisting, safety equipment, supervision and coordination necessary to perform the services, including but not limited to supplying its own "green" cleaning chemicals, CRI approved vacuums, microfiber mops and towels. However, Saint Mary's shall obtain its own paper supplies either by separate agreement with Contractor or by third party vendor.


The website URL where information about the institution’s green cleaning initiatives is available:

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