Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.72
Liaison Alex Frank
Submission Date Aug. 1, 2019
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STARS v2.1

University of Wisconsin-Madison
OP-13: Cleaning and Janitorial Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.24 / 1.00 Alex Frank
Sustainability Analyst
Office of Sustainability
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Total expenditures on cleaning products:
399301.86 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):
148244.03 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on janitorial paper products:
390121.43 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):
40242.17 US/Canadian $

Percentage of expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products that are third party certified to meet recognized sustainability standards:
23.88

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

This data includes all available cleaning product expenditure data from FY18. This includes all expenditures from: University Housing; Facilities Planning and Management, Athletics, and the Wisconsin Union Directorate.

Since 2012, University Housing has been using a single water-based cleaning product called aqueous ozone. This certified product eliminated the need for window cleaner, disinfectant, and a general purpose cleaner.


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