Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.44
Liaison Mike Wilson
Submission Date Jan. 29, 2014
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STARS v2.0

University of Victoria
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.97 / 1.00 Xavier Serrano
Director, Purchasing Services
Purchasing Services
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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?:
Yes

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

UVic requires Post-Consumer-Waste Content - 30% minimum on colour photocopier/bond paper and 100% Post Consumer Waste Program other photocopier/bond Paper.


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

Since 2008 UVic standard office paper has been made from 100% post consumer recycled content. Our Purchasing Services department purchases this type exclusively for use in Printing Services, computer labs and course paks. The local office products suppliers are blocked from selling any other type of paper to individual offices on campus. See our Supply Management Objectives: http://web.uvic.ca/purc/docs/misc/Social%20Responsibility%20and%20Sustainability%20Objectives.pdf and the Sustainability website: https://www.uvic.ca/sustainability/operations/purchasing/index.php for more info.


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

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 2,659.67 US/Canadian $
30-49 percent 11,201.27 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) 219,287.16 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on office paper :
233,148.10 US/Canadian $

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

Since 2008 UVic standard office paper has been made from 100% post consumer recycled content.
The university's Purchasing Services department purchases this type exclusively for use in Printing Services, computer labs and course paks. The local office products suppliers are blocked from selling any other type of paper to individual offices on campus. See our Supply Management Objectives: http://web.uvic.ca/purc/docs/misc/Social%20Responsibility%20and%20Sustainability%20Objectives.pdf and the Sustainability website: https://www.uvic.ca/sustainability/operations/purchasing/index.php for more info.

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