|Overall Rating||Bronze - expired|
|Submission Date||Aug. 11, 2014|
Saint Mary's College of California
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing
|0.53 / 1.00||
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:
SMC's Vice President for Finance instructed the Director of Central Services to evaluate and then set up purchasing of recycled paper [of 30%] for the entire college community.
A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed :
SMC's Director of Central Services monitors all paper coming into the College to make sure that it maintains the directive put forth by the VP for Finance. If any department orders paper that does not meet the minimum recycle standard that department is contacted and questioned as to why they did not purchase recycled paper and then instructed that any future paper purchases must make all attempts to buy recycled products.
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||51,452 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:
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