Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.14
Liaison Jarrett Smith
Submission Date Dec. 5, 2012
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.1

University of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus
OP-11: Cleaning Products Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.69 / 2.00 Duane Tucker
CPPB Strategic Contracts Manager
Procurement Service Center University of Colorado
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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:

UC Denver does not have formal policy to require green cleaning products on either campus. However, the university's "Green Purchasing Guidelines" encourage purchasing of green cleaning products and procedures and practices to reduce pollution and release of toxic wastes.

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 :
6,202.25 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on cleaning products :
48,995.09 US/Canadian $

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

Given that an overwhelming number of cleaning product purchases are funneled through the preferred provider contract with STAPLES, combined with the information about cleaning product purchases from the contracted Aztec Cleaning Janitorial Services for UCD on both campuses, we fill that this is a representative sample which recognizes seasonal and other variations that influence purchasing behavior from both campuses.

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 or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.