|Submission Date||Feb. 21, 2018|
University of Pennsylvania
OP-13: Cleaning and Janitorial Purchasing
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Facilities and Real Estate Services
Total expenditures on cleaning products:
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):
Total expenditures on janitorial paper products:
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):
Percentage of expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products that are third party certified to meet recognized sustainability standards:
A brief description of the time period from which the figures reported above are drawn (i.e. one-year time period or representative sample):
The figures are drawn from fiscal year 17, spanning July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
The University of Pennsylvania is a major research institution, with over 3,000 degrees granted annually from twelve professional and academic schools at the Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate levels. Penn is committed to reducing emissions and energy use, as stated in the 2014 "Climate Action Plan 2.0". This submission documents Penn's efforts during the FY17 year and compares them to the FY14 baseline year which corresponds with the University's "Climate Action Plan. 2.0". The submission relies on information related to the main, academic, West Philadelphia campus, but to more fully document efforts across the Penn system, information related to the Morris Arboretum and New Bolton has also been referenced and noted as outside the boundary in descriptions. The information is used to enrich examples of University efforts and is not intended to be the primary justification for credits. The responses for each of the questions and sub-questions are drawn from University materials, both internal and public documents. Each section notes the website where the information can be found.