Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.92
Liaison Mat Thijssen
Submission Date Oct. 26, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Waterloo
OP-13: Cleaning and Janitorial Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.85 / 1.00 Mat Thijssen
Sustainability Manager
Sustainability Office
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Total annual expenditures on cleaning products:
315,580 US/Canadian $

Annual expenditures on certified green cleaning products:
223,479 US/Canadian $

Total annual expenditures on janitorial paper products:
340,452 US/Canadian $

Annual expenditures on certified green janitorial paper products:
331,189 US/Canadian $

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

This was for the 2019 Calendar year across all centralized purchases; it was determined that the similar performance data in 2020 was not indicative of regular use due to extenuating circumstances from COVID and significant decrease in paper products, for example, as the campus was mostly unoccupied.


Percentage of expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products that are third party certified to meet recognized sustainability standards:
84.55

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