Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.41
Liaison Trevor Ledbetter
Submission Date Feb. 10, 2012
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University of Arizona
OP-11: Cleaning Products Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
0.93 / 2.00 Joseph Abraham
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase Green Seal (tm) or EcoLogo (tm) certified cleaning products?:

The website URL where the green cleaning product purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines are posted:
A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed:

The University of Arizona encourages employees to purchase items using the AZ BuyWays program that utilizes select vendors. If products are purchased that do not meet the policy, they must be justified using written documentation as per purchasing policy guidelines.

Facilities Management custodial purchasing follows guidelines as stipulated for adherence to the Healthy High Performance Cleaning Program.

Residence Life and the Student Unions each conduct their own custodial purchasing. Purchase of green cleaning products is pursued unless cost is prohibitive.

Does the institution wish to pursue points for Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on cleaning products)?:

Expenditures on Green Seal and/or EcoLogo certified cleaning products :
206,647.96 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on cleaning products :
725,460.71 US/Canadian $

A copy of the sections of the cleaning contract(s) that reference certified green products:

The University of Arizona's Facilities Management unit is a certified Green Guard Indoor Air Quality Unit. Like other certification programs, to be certified organizations must follow clear guidelines on purchasing and use of products. To obtain certification, the Diversey assesses the performance of Facilities Management according to the prescribed guidelines and awards certification.

More information on GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality certification can be found at the following URL.


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