Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.58
Liaison Steve Mital
Submission Date May 18, 2017
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University of Oregon
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.52 / 1.00 Sonya Carlson
Graduate Fellow
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase office paper that has recycled content and/or is certified to meet multi-criteria sustainability standards for paper?:
Yes

A copy of the paper purchasing policy, directive or guidelines:
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The paper purchasing policy, directive or guidelines:

As stated in the paper policy, "University Printing Services shall have the authority to specify the minimum recycled content standard in bid solicitations to accomplish the purpose of this policy. The default for all office equipment that uses paper, such as copiers, printers and fax machines, shall be set to reflect these specifications, and be in compliance with the State of Oregon policy guidelines. Every effort will be made to eliminate excessive or unnecessary paper use." Furthermore, the institution has specified recycled content on all our outsource bids.


A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed :

As stated in the paper policy, "University Printing Services shall have the authority to specify the minimum recycled content standard in bid solicitations to accomplish the purpose of this policy. The default for all office equipment that uses paper, such as copiers, printers and fax machines, shall be set to reflect these specifications, and be in compliance with the State of Oregon policy guidelines. Every effort will be made to eliminate excessive or unnecessary paper use." The University has established commodity codes for tracking paper purchases. Instituting a Fleet Copier Program, which will require that all devices be able to run 100% pcw paper. All devices are defaulted to duplex printing. All devices have energy star status.


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on office paper)?:
Yes

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 477 US/Canadian $
30-49 percent 328,117 US/Canadian $
50-69 percent 29,474 US/Canadian $
70-89 percent (or FSC Mix label) 0 US/Canadian $
90-100 percent (or FSC Recycled label) 93,439 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on office paper :
669,152 US/Canadian $

The website URL where information about the paper purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines is available:

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