Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison John Gardner
Submission Date May 31, 2016
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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
OP-13: Cleaning Products Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired John Gardner
Sustainability Planning & Policy Analyst
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase third party certified cleaning and janitorial products?:
Yes

A copy of the green cleaning product purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines:
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The green cleaning product purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines:

UW-Milwaukee has been implementing CIMS-GB on campus since 2012. Purchasing of all cleaning and janitorial products has been in line with CIMS-GB. Certification is slated for FY16.


A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed:

General cleaners are all Green Seal Certified. There are variations on other cleaners. Efforts have been underway to streamline all cleaners to minimal types that are all Green Seal Certified. Machinery has also been instrumental at UWM. Floor scrubbers that do not use chemicals are operated throughout campus to reduce chemical needs, water usage, and intense labor.


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products)?:
Yes

Expenditures on Green Seal and/or UL Environment (EcoLogo) certified cleaning and janitorial products:
153459.11 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products:
234400.38 US/Canadian $

Has the institution's main cleaning or housekeeping department(s) and/or contractor(s) adopted a Green Seal or ISSA certified low-impact, ecological (“green”) cleaning program?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s low-impact, ecological cleaning program:

UW-Milwaukee is has been implementing CIMS-GB on campus since 2012. Purchasing of all cleaning and janitorial products has been in line with CIMS-GB. Certification is slated for FY16.


A copy of the sections of the cleaning contract(s) that reference certified green products:
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The sections of the cleaning contract(s) that reference certified green products:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s green cleaning initiatives is available:

Data is for FY16, but only includes purchases from July 1, 2015 to May 15, 2016 (which was the most complete and accurate sample available for the last several years). FY15 data was not used due to a change in Invoicing software (lack of data).

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