Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.78
Liaison Herbert Sinnock
Submission Date April 20, 2015
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Sheridan College (Ontario)
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.01 / 1.00 James Greer
Manager, Purchasing
"---" 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:

Although Sheridan College does not have an office paper purchasing policy, we often buy recycled content paper or paper that is FSC and/or SFI certified.

Sheridan supports the values of sustainability, social responsibility and fair labour practices. We are guided by our Sustainability Policy, Mission Zero, and Integrated Energy and Climate Master Plan (IECMP), where practical. In support of these documents and institutional targets, we will incorporate sustainability into procurement practices for all formal bid opportunities, and give favourable consideration in its evaluation process to goods and services that reflect Sheridan’s commitment to sustainability and broader social responsibility.

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

Although there is no office paper purchasing policy, Sheridan’s Purchasing department has a preference for acquiring FSC certified paper. The Purchasing department purchases the office paper for all departments.

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 1,619 US/Canadian $
50-69 percent 0 US/Canadian $
70-89 percent (or FSC Mix label) 1,114 US/Canadian $
90-100 percent (or FSC Recycled label) 0 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on office paper :
121,911 US/Canadian $

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

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