Overall Rating Platinum - expired
Overall Score 88.00
Liaison Sam Lubow
Submission Date Feb. 22, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Stanford University
OP-13: Cleaning and Janitorial Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.51 / 1.00 Moira Hafer
Sustainability Specialist
Office of Sustainability
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Total expenditures on cleaning products:
472,135.02 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):
254,931.10 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on janitorial paper products:
839,328.35 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):
407,361.85 US/Canadian $

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

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

This data includes expenditures from Stanford's primary waste contractor, UG2, as well as Stanford Athletics' waste contractor, TQM in 2018.

UG2 strives to be the industry leader in client-driven technology solutions, Green Cleaning programs, and other sustainability and energy services, as discussed on their website: https://ug2.com/ Additionally, TQM has promised to "protect student and staff health and the environment by using Green cleaning products and equipment. The use of green cleaning products and practices supports the goal of maintaining a healthy, safe, and clean environment for students, faculty, and staff."

Finally, Residential & Dining Enterprises (R&DE), which operates in-house custodial services for approximately one-third of the campus, has moved to a Tersano-based green cleaning system. Tersano is water-based, so expenditures for this product are not included in either the total spend or the green spend figures above.

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