Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 80.17
Liaison Mike Wilson
Submission Date May 5, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Victoria
OP-13: Cleaning and Janitorial Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.98 / 1.00 Lawrence Lu
Manager, Janitorial Services
FMGT Janitorial Services
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Total annual expenditures on cleaning products:
76,171.72 US/Canadian $

Annual expenditures on certified green cleaning products:
70,743.29 US/Canadian $

Total annual expenditures on janitorial paper products:
164,063.90 US/Canadian $

Annual expenditures on certified green janitorial paper products:
164,063.90 US/Canadian $

A brief description of the time period on which the figures reported above are based :

Cleaning products and janitorial supplies expenditure totals are from Jan-Dec 2019 (purchased and used by Facilities Management Department). This is a large representative sample. University Food Services and Residence Services (auxiliary services) are responsible for purchasing their own supplies, and are similar to the purchases made by Facilities Management.

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

Website URL where information about the institution’s cleaning and janitorial purchasing is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

UVic’s Green Cleaning Policy and Program outlines UVic Janitorial Services commitment to using Green Seal, Ecologo or Forestry Stewardship Council certified products for at least 80% of its cleaning products and material by cost. However, UVic Janitorial Services has consistently gone above and beyond this requirement, as reflected in the figures reported above. They are additionally dedicated to using low environmental impact cleaning materials wherever possible, including janitorial paper products and trash bags. The Policy and Program further outlines the requirements and standards for powered cleaning equipment to adhere to.

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