Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 76.79
Liaison Mike Wilson
Submission Date Jan. 27, 2017
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STARS v2.1

University of Victoria
OP-13: Cleaning and Janitorial Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.96 / 1.00 Lawrence Lu
Manager, Janitorial Services
FMGT Janitorial Services
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Total expenditures on cleaning products:
60,230.10 US/Canadian $

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):
43,337.35 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on janitorial paper products:
358,176.77 US/Canadian $

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):
358,176.77 US/Canadian $

Percentage of expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products that are third party certified to meet recognized sustainability standards:
95.96

A brief description of the time period from which the figures reported above are drawn (i.e. one-year time period or representative sample):

Cleaning products and janitorial supplies expenditure totals are from Jan-Dec 2015 (purchased and used by Facilities Management Department). This is a representative sample. Food Services and Residence Services purchase the same products from the same supplier (distributor).


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UVic has a new Green Cleaning Program (2016) and a Green Cleaning Policy. See: https://www.uvic.ca/facilities/assets/docs/Green%20Cleaning%20Policy%20and%20Program.pdf

UVic's Janitorial and Housekeeping Services purchase only Green Seal approved "Diversity" products for all regular daily cleaning in student residences, offices, classroom buildings and other public spaces, including washrooms as per our agreement with a local supplier of cleaning products. Other products are used for periodic cleaning such as carpet cleaning, and for tougher stain and graffiti removal, are the least toxic possible, but not certified under a green certification program. Purchasing is confined to the supervisor who purchases only the agreed to standard cleaning products. See: http://www.uvic.ca/sustainability/topics/buildings-grounds/index.php.

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