Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.90
Liaison Sarah Stoeckl
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Oregon
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.29 / 1.00 Grant Baldwin
Senior Contract Officer
Purchasing & Contracting Services
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Total annual expenditures on office paper:
174,355 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 26,980 US/Canadian $
30-49 percent 36,383 US/Canadian $
50-69 percent 13,857 US/Canadian $
70-89 percent (or FSC Mix label) 12,035 US/Canadian $
90-100 percent (or FSC Recycled/100% label) 12,114 US/Canadian $

A brief description of the time period from which the figures reported above are drawn:
January 2, 2019 to December 31, 2019

Website URL where information about the institution’s paper purchasing is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
The data was extracted from the University's e-procurement, Duck Depot. Added to this, was supplier provided information for paper purchased by our Print and Mailing Services. Where pricing wasn't available,estimated prices were used based on prices for the same or similar product in our e-procurement system, (Duck Depot).

To assure the data was as relevant as possible to the OP 14 definition of "Paper Purchasing", UNSPSC Codes were used to help identify the relevant transactions, and drilled down to seventeen commodity titles that appeared to be the most targeted.


The primary catalyst for training, education, and increasing visibility of sustainable paper purchasing is through the Office of Sustainability's Green Office Program, where office office participate in a training program to achieve certification, (https://cpfm.uoregon.edu/GRO).

Prerequisites 1.3.1. requires for certification for offices to use paper "with 30% or more post-consumer waste (PCW) and must be sourced from mills using chlorine free (PCF) processes."

Offices can earn credits towards achieving and maintaining certification that support environmental responsible policies or actions. Specific paper related credits include:

3.1.2: Paper printed on one side is re-used for draft print jobs and for informal work such as to-do lists and reminders.

3.1.3: ALL printers are set to print double-sided by default.

5.2.1: All printer and copier paper is made from 100% post consumer waste (PCW) content and is purchased through Duck Depot.

5.2.3: Office does not purchase paper products containing heavy or neon dyes.

5.4.1: Office uses UO Managed Print Services for all single use printers (those not already included in the Fleet Copier program).

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