Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.12
Liaison Amir Nadav
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of St. Thomas
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.95 / 1.00 Mitch Karstens
Associate Vice President
Auxiliary Services
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Total annual expenditures on office paper:
95,604 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 6,080 US/Canadian $
30-49 percent 40.53 US/Canadian $
50-69 percent 0 US/Canadian $
70-89 percent (or FSC Mix label) 0 US/Canadian $
90-100 percent (or FSC Recycled/100% label) 89,483.40 US/Canadian $

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

The figures represent expenditures made during fiscal year 2020, which covers July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.

Website URL where information about the institution’s paper purchasing is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

In 2019, the university began to purchase TreeZero paper, a tree-free paper that is made from sugarcane waste fibers. TreeZero has conducted a lifecycle assessment of carbon emissions generated from their product’s entire value chain and has committed to offset those carbon emissions.

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