Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.89
Liaison Eva Rocke
Submission Date June 30, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Montana
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
0.23 / 1.00 Sam Gilbertson
graduate student
Office of Sustainability
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Total annual expenditures on office paper:
14,191.90 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on office paper with the following levels of post-consumer recycled, agricultural residue, and/or FSC certified content::
Expenditure Per Level
10-29 percent 0 US/Canadian $
30-49 percent 5,609.98 US/Canadian $
50-69 percent 1,807 US/Canadian $
70-89 percent (or FSC Mix label) 0 US/Canadian $
90-100 percent (or FSC Recycled/100% label) 0 US/Canadian $

A brief description of the time period from which the figures reported above are drawn:

The above data comes from a one-year time period, Fiscal Year 2019, (July 1 2018 to June 30, 2019).


Website URL where information about the institution’s paper purchasing is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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UM uses Paper Cut, a program that tracks printing at all centralized and distributed printers across campus with few exceptions. We had IT generate a report for us that listed the printers around campus in order of greatest number of prints jobs in FY19. Using that list, we reached out to the top 5 paper users (which were significantly bigger users than even those in places 5-10 on the list) to see how they purchase copy paper. GrizMart, our procurement database and portal, provided access to invoices and totals for 3 of the 5 top 5 users. The other 2 departments shared their invoices via email. Office of Sustainability staff researched the paper that was purchased to determine FSC rating and % recycled content. The total dollars spent does not represent all paper purchased across campus, but it does represent the FY19 total spend on paper purchased by the top 5 printers on campus.

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