Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.09
Liaison Mark Klapatch-Mathias
Submission Date April 15, 2013
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

University of Wisconsin-River Falls
OP-11: Cleaning Products Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 2.00 Roxanne Schneberger
Purchasing Agent
Facilities Management
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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:

Facilities Management and Custodial Services at UWRF purchase cleaning products from EnvirOx, a producer of both Green Seal and EcoLogo certified products. State contract vendors and other third party vendors who use cleaning products are also encouraged to use certified cleaning products whenever possible.

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 :
7,244.52 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on cleaning products :

A copy of the sections of the cleaning contract(s) that reference certified green products:

Because of the fragmentation of purchasing of cleaning products on campus, there is currently no effective method in place to track total expenditures on cleaning products. Sustainable Campus-Community Plan:
"Implement measures to more accurately track cleaning product purchases on campus; because of the fragmentation of purchasing of cleaning products, there is currently no effective method in place to track total expenditures on cleaning products.
Budget: No additional expenditures are anticipated to effectively organize and track purchases already being made. Existing cost codes can likely be aggregated to better track all cleaning product purchases."

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