Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 77.18
Liaison Claudia Frere-Anderson
Submission Date Oct. 12, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Washington, Seattle
OP-13: Cleaning and Janitorial Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.93 / 1.00 Claudia Frere-Anderson
Director
UW Sustainability
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Total expenditures on cleaning products:
481662 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):
481662 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on janitorial paper products:
1204167 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):
1083750 US/Canadian $

Percentage of expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products that are third party certified to meet recognized sustainability standards:
92.86

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

The data is based on a 12-month period for the University's internal campus custodial services. All products are evaluated by a campus committee to ensure they are fragrance free and eco-friendly prior to purchasing. The contract supplier obtains documentation from product manufacturers or suppliers that verifies product compliance with the specified sustainability criteria for the following percentage of the purchased value of the sustainable purchases listed above (must be 30% minimum, by cost, to demonstrate compliance)


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Note: brushes, brooms and containers for recycling and composting, while not specifically "green" are a component of the overall spend and impact the total percentage of Green Cleaning products.

American School and University named UW Building Services Department as the recipient of the The Green Cleaning Award for Schools & Universities 2014 Higher Education Grand Award!

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