Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.85
Liaison Geory Kurtzhals
Submission Date Jan. 10, 2020
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STARS v2.1

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
OP-13: Cleaning and Janitorial Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.78 / 1.00 Hala Jaber
Graduate Assistance
Sustainability Office
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Total expenditures on cleaning products:
315,568 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on cleaning products that are Green Seal or UL ECOLOGO certified and/or Safer Choice labeled (or local equivalents for institutions outside the U.S. and Canada):
221,837 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on janitorial paper products:
114,418 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on janitorial paper products that are FSC, Green Seal, and/or UL ECOLOGO certified (or local equivalents for institutions outside the U.S. and Canada):
111,561 US/Canadian $

Percentage of expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products that are third party certified to meet recognized sustainability standards:
77.54

A brief description of the time period from which the figures reported above are drawn (i.e. one-year time period or representative sample):

The Data was received from Sustainability Report for FY19, the duration is 7/01/2018 - 6/30/2019.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:

All information for this credit was provided by supplier Laura Sheffer (account executive for Home Depot Pro Institution). Contract provided by SIU procurement team member Robert Shultz (Purchasing Officer III).

SIUC utilizes the policies and guidelines incorporated into the IPHEC contract (IPHEC-D-3b) to purchase cleaning products and equipment (see attached upload).

SIUC utilizes the IN-SITE program provided by SupplyWorks under IPHEC-D-3b contract.

The campus utilizes IPHEC-D-3b to purchase cleaning supplies and equipment; tracks sustainably preferable purchases as percent of purchases; and meets regularly with awarded supplier.

Campus employees and units do have the opportunity to purchase cleaning supplies from other vendors. For example, employees can purchase household cleaning materials via our office supplies vendor. We believe that the purchasing of products from other vendors is negligible relative to the data supplied here.

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