Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.64
Liaison Jessica Bilecki
Submission Date March 3, 2017
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STARS v2.0

University of the Pacific
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.53 / 1.00 Ronda Marr
Purchasing Manager
Business and Finance
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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?:

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

The paper purchasing policy, directive or guidelines:
Paper Pacific sustainable paper use guidelines are consistent with the Pacific's policy on sustainability and will help us achieve our broader sustainability goals. Pacific is phasing out the use of virgin paper and conforms to a minimum standards of 30% post consumer waste (PCW) recycled content paper for all paper used in copiers and printers. Pacific encourages offices and departments to adopt a higher standard (50%, 75%, 100%) post-consumer recycled content paper where appropriate. To reduce paper usage, Pacific encourages departments to: a.Scan documents when practicable b.To fully utilize double sided printing capacity in printers and copiers Pacific also commits to developing a mechanism to report on paper usage by category (e.g., virgin, 30% PCW, etc.) and by department

A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed :
The Green Purchasing Policy that became effective on January 1, 2011 committed Pacific to developing a mechanism to report on office paper usage by percent of recycled content and by university department.

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

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 3,141 US/Canadian $
30-49 percent 50,943 US/Canadian $
50-69 percent 0 US/Canadian $
70-89 percent (or FSC Mix label) 0 US/Canadian $
90-100 percent (or FSC Recycled label) 4,054 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on office paper :
66,249 US/Canadian $

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