|Submission Date||Jan. 28, 2016|
Sterling College (VT)
OP-13: Cleaning Products Purchasing
Buildings and Grounds
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:
Sterling’s Green Purchasing Policy demonstrates our commitment to environmental sustainability. By purchasing Green Seal or EcoLogo cleaning products, Babson will lead the way in playing a significant role in the development of environmental sustainability on campus and in the local community.
A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed:
We direct our supplier that we only wish to use Green Seal or EcoLogo certified products for all of our cleaning on campus.
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:
Everything we do on campus is low-impact. We do not contract out; we use no bleach; we buy only ecologically responsible cleaning products, certified by Green Seal or EcoLogo.
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:
The website URL where information about the institution’s green cleaning initiatives is available:
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