Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.88
Liaison Alex Frank
Submission Date April 14, 2022

STARS v2.2

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.02 / 1.00 Alex Frank
Sustainability Analyst
Office of Sustainability
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Total annual expenditures on cleaning products:
603,574.40 US/Canadian $

Annual expenditures on certified green cleaning products:
20,524.11 US/Canadian $

Total annual expenditures on janitorial paper products:
370,171.69 US/Canadian $

Annual expenditures on certified green janitorial paper products:
1,912.94 US/Canadian $

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

This data includes all available cleaning product expenditure data from FY21 from centrally managed purchasing data. This includes purchase orders for cleaning supplies and department purchases through ShopUW+, the UW System Purchasing and Payables System. FY21 was chosen as the reporting year for this credit since it has the most complete inventory of purchasing data for the main campus (a transition of procurement software in 2020 has limited the ability to analyze FY20 data). In FY21 Athletics had little operations and therefore no associated cleaning supply purchases yet the main campus had a significant increase in cleaning supply purchases to support public health best practices during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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.


Percentage of expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products that are third party certified to meet recognized sustainability standards:
2.30

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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