|Submission Date||Feb. 29, 2016|
Slippery Rock University
OP-13: Cleaning Products Purchasing
Special Assistant to the President
Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase third party certified cleaning and janitorial products?:
A copy of the green cleaning product purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines:
The green cleaning product purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines:
SRU guidelines initiated in 2009 call for the purchase of “green seal certified products” for the chemicals we use for daily custodial cleaning procedures.This applies to all cleaning supplies, such as glass and window cleaner, floor cleaners, bathroom cleaners and general-purpose cleaners purchased by the University.
A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed:
The Assistant Director of Campus Services oversees the Green Cleaning program that utilizes Green Seal product lines; only Custodial Supervisors are allowed to purchase cleaning products for staff use. A Green Seal Certified Hand Soap system was also put in place campus-wide in January 2014.
Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products)?:
Expenditures on Green Seal and/or UL Environment (EcoLogo) certified cleaning and janitorial products:
Total expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products:
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?:
A brief description of the institution’s low-impact, ecological cleaning program:
SRU guidelines for in-house cleaning and housekeeping crews initiated in 2009 call for the purchase of “green seal certified products” for the chemicals used for daily custodial cleaning procedures, and the Custodial Supervisors are only allowed to purchase these products for staff use. A Green Seal Certified Hand Soap system was also put in place campus-wide in late 2013/early 2014. The custodial contract for the outsourced cleaning of Residence halls A - F includes language requiring the use of green cleaning products and procedures.
A copy of the sections of the cleaning contract(s) that reference certified green products:
The sections of the cleaning contract(s) that reference certified green products:
1.3 EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES
1.3.A UNIVERSITY SHALL:
4. Furnish "Green Cleaning" chemical agents, floor products including stripping agents and floor finishes for the exclusive cleaning, disinfection and maintenance of spaces within the Residence Suites A-F.
1.3.B. CONTRACTOR SHALL:
3. Contractor is encouraged and expected to use green cleaning procedures and products and continue to develop procedures that encourage and promote green, sustainable working environments.
The website URL where information about the institution’s green cleaning initiatives is available:
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