Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.83
Liaison Parker Long
Submission Date March 2, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Virginia Commonwealth University
OP-13: Cleaning and Janitorial Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
0.79 / 1.00 Joseph Costa
Sustainability Projects and Program Coordinator
Sustainability
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Total expenditures on cleaning products:
817,184 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):
645,090 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on janitorial paper products:
817,184 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):
645,090 US/Canadian $

Percentage of expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products that are third party certified to meet recognized sustainability standards:
78.94

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

NOTE: Janitorial paper data is INCLUDED in the cleaning product total. Our janitorial contractor provided us with the TOTAL EXPENDITURES on Green Seal or UL ECOLOGO certified, Safer Choice labeled, and FSC products.

$645,090.00 represents both JANITORIAL PAPER and CLEANING PRODUCTS that ARE FSC, Green Seal, Safer Choice, and/or UL ECOLOGO certified.
$817,184.00 represents TOTAL expenditures on Janitorial Supplies

The data fields above would not allow me to leave the "Janitorial paper products" blank, so I repeated the same numbers as above-THESE NUMBERS REPRESENT BOTH "JANITORIAL PAPER" and "CLEANING PRODUCTS"

The above data is from fiscal year 2016, with figures from July'16 to June'17. We pay a per building fee to our janitorial service, VCU does not purchase our janitorial supplies directly. The figures above represent data from SSC Services for Education.


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NOTE: Janitorial paper data is INCLUDED in the cleaning product total. Our janitorial contractor provided us with the TOTAL EXPENDITURES on Green Seal or UL ECOLOGO certified, Safer Choice labeled, and FSC products.

$645,090.00 represents both JANITORIAL PAPER and CLEANING PRODUCTS that ARE FSC, Green Seal, Safer Choice, and/or UL ECOLOGO certified.
$817,184.00 represents TOTAL expenditures on Janitorial Supplies

The data fields above would not allow me to leave the "Janitorial paper products" blank, so I repeated the same numbers as above-THESE NUMBERS REPRESENT BOTH "JANITORIAL PAPER" and "CLEANING PRODUCTS"

The above data is from fiscal year 2016, with figures from July'16 to June'17. We pay a per building fee to our janitorial service, VCU does not purchase our janitorial supplies directly. The figures above represent data from SSC Services for Education.

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