Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.47
Liaison Sally DeLeon
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
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STARS v2.1

University of Maryland, College Park
OP-13: Cleaning and Janitorial Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.86 / 1.00 Sally DeLeon
Acting Manager
Environmental Safety, Sustainability and Risk
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Total expenditures on cleaning products:
1,883,522.80 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on cleaning products that are Green Seal or UL ECOLOGO certified and/or Safer Choice labeled (or local equivalents for institutions outside the U.S. and Canada):
1,519,451.45 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on janitorial paper products:
686,135.75 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on janitorial paper products that are FSC, Green Seal, and/or UL ECOLOGO certified (or local equivalents for institutions outside the U.S. and Canada):
683,101.43 US/Canadian $

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

A brief description of the time period from which the figures reported above are drawn (i.e. one-year time period or representative sample):
One-year time period for Calendar Year 2018

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
The Office of Sustainability collects data annually from all four groups on campus who are responsible for cleaning buildings: Facilities Management, Residential Facilities, Stamp Student Union, and Dining Services. Before Calendar Year 2018, data was not broken out into Cleaning Products and Janitorial Paper Products. Data submitted here is for Calendar Year 2018 and omits Dining Services because complete data from Dining Services was not yet available at the time of submission. In Calendar Year 2017, Dining Services spent $307,724.25 on Cleaning Products and Janitorial Paper combined, and $81,466.61 was spent on products that are green certified. Most chemical cleaning products included in expenditures on certified Cleaning Products are Green Seal certified. Some chemicals are certified as Designed for the Environment (by the US EPA) and we have no easy way to separate these out from Green Seal certified products. Biorenewable products are certified by the USDA to contain a certain percentage of bio-based raw materials.

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