Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.77
Liaison Nathanael Schildbach
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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University of Massachusetts Amherst
OP-13: Cleaning and Janitorial Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.76 / 1.00 Ezra Small
Sustainability Manager
Physical Plant
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Total expenditures on cleaning products:
246,852.29 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):
151,762.88 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on janitorial paper products:
189,070.48 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):
179,492.68 US/Canadian $

Percentage of expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products that are third party certified to meet recognized sustainability standards:
75.99

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

Both the Janitorial Paper Product data as well as the Janitorial Cleaning Product data is from FY2017 distributor information.


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The expenditure data for the Cleaning Products part of this credit comes from the distribution vendors (JD Stetson and Kellco) providing the products to the UMass Physical Plant Custodial division via Physical Plant Buyer Michael Rossi. Custodial Services cleans all classroom and administrative buildings on campus (majority of campus buildings).

There are two other cleaning systems at UMass in Residential Life (52 residence halls) and Auxiliary Services (Campus Center, Retail Dining and Dining Halls). Each entity uses it's own cleaning systems both of which use high percentage of Green Seal certified products. Auxiliary Services uses the OS-1 cleaning system which has won national environmental awards.

The custodial paper purchasing data comes from the custodial paper product distribution company, EBP Solutions.

Contact in Residential Life: Capitol Projects Space Manager, Jenna Rostek
Contact in Auxiliary Services: Purchasing Manager, Chris Howland

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