Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.65
Liaison John Gardner
Submission Date Nov. 27, 2019
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STARS v2.1

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.85 / 1.00 John Gardner
Sustainability Planning & Policy Analyst
Office of Sustainability
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Total expenditures on cleaning products:
74,054.08 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):
40,965.12 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on janitorial paper products:
148,131.02 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):
147,046.89 US/Canadian $

Percentage of expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products that are third party certified to meet recognized sustainability standards:
84.62

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

The purchases are from Fiscal Year 2019 (7/1/18-6/30/19). As part of green cleaning practices, UWM Environmental Services purchases a high % of Green Seal-certified cleaners, toilet tissue, and toilet paper.


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Data is for FY19. Purchases are compiled by UWM Facility Services. Janitorial equipment such as mop heads, cleaning pads, etc was not included per credit specifications. Purchases were crosschecked with Green Seal and EPA listings, Grainger product specifications, and Badger State Industries specifications.

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