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

STARS v2.2

University of Waterloo
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.64 / 1.00 Mat Thijssen
Sustainability Manager
Sustainability Office
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Total annual expenditures on office paper:
331,065 US/Canadian $

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 5,120 US/Canadian $
30-49 percent 0 US/Canadian $
50-69 percent 0 US/Canadian $
70-89 percent (or FSC Mix label) 247,995 US/Canadian $
90-100 percent (or FSC Recycled/100% label) 13,868 US/Canadian $

A brief description of the time period from which the figures reported above are drawn:

2019 full calendar year


Website URL where information about the institution’s paper purchasing is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The above includes all products purchased for University departments through the two primary paper providers to campus during 2019. It does not include any purchases made by departments that were not through those providers or student paper purchase from other locations, as that data does not traceable. As purchasing practices shifted considerably during COVID, it was thought that pre-COVID procurement would be more indicative.

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