Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 63.09
Liaison Elida Erickson
Submission Date April 17, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of California, Santa Cruz
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.65 / 1.00 Kathleen Rogers
Senior Strategic Sourcing Manager
Procurement Services
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase office paper that has recycled content and/or is certified to meet multi-criteria sustainability standards for paper?:
Yes

A copy of the paper purchasing policy, directive or guidelines:
The paper purchasing policy, directive or guidelines:

See above link


A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed :

UCSC Copy Services is currently using 100% PCW paper and distributing it via recharge to over 180 copiers on campus. Procurement Services Provost Sustainability Intern has created an EPP office supply catalog to aid shoppers in choosing high PCW % office paper whenever possible. Increased use of 100% PCW paper by 122% and reduced paper use by 33% since FY13


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on office paper)?:
Yes

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 0 US/Canadian $
30-49 percent 42,107.78 US/Canadian $
50-69 percent 2,726.79 US/Canadian $
70-89 percent (or FSC Mix label) 0 US/Canadian $
90-100 percent (or FSC Recycled label) 35,773.71 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on office paper :
101,573.71 US/Canadian $

The website URL where information about the paper purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines is available:

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