Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Rob Andrejewski
Submission Date Feb. 15, 2016
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STARS v2.0

University of Richmond
OP-13: Cleaning Products Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Susie Reid
Director of Operations
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Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase third party certified cleaning and janitorial products?:

A copy of the green cleaning product purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines:

The green cleaning product purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines:

From the Green Purchasing dropdown on http://controller.richmond.edu/sourcing-payments/policies.html

The University of Richmond is committed to purchasing Environmentally Preferable Products (EPP) that have earned industry approved sustainability certifications. Examples of such programs and applicable products include but are not limited to:
Energy Star Appliances and lighting, GreenGuard Flooring, paint, furniture, cleaning products, and textiles, Green Seal Cleaning products, paper products, and food prep packaging.

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

The Purchasing & Facilities department work together to assure use of green cleaning products. All products are on annual bid review.

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products)?:

Expenditures on Green Seal and/or UL Environment (EcoLogo) certified cleaning and janitorial products:
188249 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products:
329026.55 US/Canadian $

Has the institution's main cleaning or housekeeping department(s) and/or contractor(s) adopted a Green Seal or ISSA certified low-impact, ecological (“green”) cleaning program?:

A brief description of the institution’s low-impact, ecological cleaning program:

The University adopted a new task-specific cleaning program that incorporates the most advanced Green-Seal-certified products from Diversey, maximizes reuse, and has eliminated single use bottles in favor of a cleaning station with bottle refills.

A copy of the sections of the cleaning contract(s) that reference certified green products:

The sections of the cleaning contract(s) that reference certified green products:

The website URL where information about the institution’s green cleaning initiatives is available:

Products are purchased Diversey: http://www.diversey.com/expertise/green-cleaning

Green Cleaning numbers were provided by Custodial Services.

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