Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.20
Liaison Juanita Van Norman
Submission Date Aug. 5, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Manitoba
OP-13: Cleaning and Janitorial Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.92 / 1.00 Ophelia Morris
Caretaking Services
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total annual expenditures on cleaning products:
124,700.12 US/Canadian $

Annual expenditures on certified green cleaning products:
85,242 US/Canadian $

Total annual expenditures on janitorial paper products:
386,780.65 US/Canadian $

Annual expenditures on certified green janitorial paper products:
386,780.65 US/Canadian $

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

The data represents the 2019-2020 fiscal year.

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

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

https://umanitoba.ca/facilities/operations-and-maintenance (under Caretaking Services)

All UM Janitorial Cleaning Supplies including all-purpose/hard surface industrial cleaners, toilet bowl cleaners, floor cleaner, degreasers, dishwasher detergents, floor strippers, disinfectants, glass cleaners, carpet and upholstery cleaners, spot and stain removers, odour control, drain, and grease trap additives must be EcoLogo or Green Seal certified. Floor cleaners and floor strippers must be compatible with the floor manufacturer’s specifications. Adhesives, shellacs, finishes, varnishes, and paints/coatings must meet the California Code of Regulations' maximum allowable Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) for Specific Product Category. This policy statement accounts for the high score in this category.

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