|Submission Date||Aug. 22, 2011|
OP-11: Cleaning Products Purchasing
Communications and Training Officer
Physical Plant and Capital Planning Services
Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase Green Seal (tm) or EcoLogo (tm) certified cleaning products?:
The website URL where the green cleaning product purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines are posted:
A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed:
The Caretaking Services Department is currently purchasing Green Seal or EcoLogo of all available cleaning products that Western uses for their operations. As of September 2010, Western has converted all chemicals across campus to EnviroSolutions (sourced from Peterborough, ON - roughly 190 miles away from London).
The following website has our commitment to use only environmentally friendly cleaning products campus wide: http://sustainability.uwo.ca/university_practices.html
Purchasing Practices at Western: http://www.uwo.ca/univsec/mapp/section2/mapp28.pdf
Does the institution wish to pursue points for Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on cleaning products)?:
Expenditures on Green Seal and/or EcoLogo certified cleaning products :
Total expenditures on cleaning products :
A copy of the sections of the cleaning contract(s) that reference certified green products:
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