Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 88.59
Liaison Richard Demerjian
Submission Date Aug. 11, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of California, Irvine
OP-13: Cleaning and Janitorial Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.81 / 1.00 Snehal Bhatt
Chief Procurement Officer and Director of Risk Services
Purchasing and Risk Services
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Total annual expenditures on cleaning products:
354,129 US/Canadian $

Annual expenditures on certified green cleaning products:
217,129 US/Canadian $

Total annual expenditures on janitorial paper products:
385,539.04 US/Canadian $

Annual expenditures on certified green janitorial paper products:
385,539.04 US/Canadian $

A brief description of the time period on which the figures reported above are based :

The above figure represent cleaning and janitorial paper product purchases made in the 2020 calendar year, January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. All data was collected by our Facilities Management custodial team and verified by our Procurement Services staff.


Percentage of expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products that are third party certified to meet recognized sustainability standards:
81.48

Website URL where information about the institution’s cleaning and janitorial purchasing is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

UCI sources products that meet third-party green criteria for all cleaning applications where a suitable product is available and continually researches new green cleaning product applications as part of UCI’s Low Environmental Impact Cleaning Policy And High-Performance Cleaning Program (https://www.procurement.uci.edu/_files/documents/strategic-initiatives/Green-Cleaning-Policy-UC-Irvine-2020.pdf). Note: The Green Cleaning Policy was updated in summer 2020 to incorporate new policies and procedures due to the pandemic. Performance goals for the program include:

1. Seek to ensure that at least 30% of cleaning, hard floor and carpet care products purchased meet program sustainability criteria as detailed in LEED EBOM EQ 3.3.

2. Seek to achieve 100% of all powered cleaning equipment purchases meet program sustainability criteria as detailed in LEED EBOM EQ 3.4. In addition, 20% of all janitorial equipment purchases meet program sustainability criteria as detailed in LEED EBOM EQ 3.4.

3. Maintain appropriate standard operating procedures, strategies, and guidelines for critical tasks as detailed in EQ Prerequisite 3.

4. Ensure appropriate staff training on an ongoing basis as detailed in EQ Prerequisite 3. Training will take place on a monthly basis and will be documented accordingly at UCI.

5. Collect occupant feedback to ensure continuous improvement and occupant satisfaction. A log of the results shall be kept.

6. Provide a benchmarking process to measure custodial effectiveness which meets with current collective bargaining agreement requirements.

The increase in total annual expenditures on cleaning products reflects pandemic related trends.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.