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

STARS v2.2

University of California, Irvine
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.28 / 1.00 Snehal Bhatt
Chief Procurement Officer and Director of Risk Services
Purchasing and Risk Services
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Total annual expenditures on office paper:
63,127.94 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on office paper with the following levels of post-consumer recycled, agricultural residue, and/or FSC certified content::
Expenditure Per Level
10-29 percent 211.18 US/Canadian $
30-49 percent 31,304.02 US/Canadian $
50-69 percent 521.86 US/Canadian $
70-89 percent (or FSC Mix label) 0 US/Canadian $
90-100 percent (or FSC Recycled/100% label) 5,091.52 US/Canadian $

A brief description of the time period from which the figures reported above are drawn:

The above figure represents paper purchases made in the 2020 calendar year, January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.


Website URL where information about the institution’s paper purchasing is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Strategic Sourcing partnered with the recycled paper suppliers to provide competitive pricing to the campus community and an outreach program to educate the campus community on recycled paper quality and attributes was established.

Prior to the pandemic UCI adopted DocuSign as primary tool reducing the need for departments to print agreements to sign. Thus, we vastly reduced the amount of paper purchased to increase sustainability and productivity. Data reported above is based on primary paper supplier data and internal data pulled from purchasing records as well as anecdotal evidence as the campus was working remotely during the pandemic, printers remained at the campus and our workforce adapted a print-free environment. We hope to continue this sustainable practice as we return back to campus later this year.

Additional Links:

UCOP Sustainable Practices Policy (https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/3100155/SustainablePractices)

UCI Sustainable Purchasing, Campus Standard for Copy Paper (https://www.procurement.uci.edu/strategic-initiatives/sustainable-purchasing.php)

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