Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 77.34
Liaison Sally DeLeon
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2022

STARS v2.2

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.77 / 1.00 Sally DeLeon
Acting Manager
Environmental Safety, Sustainability and Risk
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Total annual expenditures on cleaning products:
1,306,339.85 US/Canadian $

Annual expenditures on certified green cleaning products:
820,879.23 US/Canadian $

Total annual expenditures on janitorial paper products:
920,262.18 US/Canadian $

Annual expenditures on certified green janitorial paper products:
895,451.43 US/Canadian $

A brief description of the time period on which the figures reported above are based :
One-year time period for calendar year 2019. The University purchased fewer cleaning and janitorial supplies in calendar year 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Percentage of expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products that are third party certified to meet recognized sustainability standards:
77.08

Website URL where information about the institution’s cleaning and janitorial purchasing is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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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. 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. Bio-renewable products are certified by the USDA to contain a certain percentage of bio-based raw materials.

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.

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. Bio-renewable products are certified by the USDA to contain a certain percentage of bio-based raw materials.

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