Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.78
Liaison Dennis Cochrane
Submission Date Feb. 18, 2021

STARS v2.2

Virginia Tech
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.07 / 1.00 Mary Helmick
Director of Procurement
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total annual expenditures on office paper:
186,639.46 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on office paper with the following levels of post-consumer recycled, agricultural residue, and/or FSC certified content::
Expenditure Per Level
10-29 percent 8,396.64 US/Canadian $
30-49 percent 19,927.59 US/Canadian $
50-69 percent 2,422.14 US/Canadian $
70-89 percent (or FSC Mix label) 0 US/Canadian $
90-100 percent (or FSC Recycled/100% label) 2,356.61 US/Canadian $

A brief description of the time period from which the figures reported above are drawn:

One year time frame from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019

Website URL where information about the institution’s paper purchasing is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

The data are obtained from these vendors: 1) Guy Brown and 2) The Supply Room Company

Efforts are being made to reduce our overall paper purchasing and consumption. An example of such efforts includes the VT Foundation's efforts to go paperless: https://vtnews.vt.edu/notices/foundation-paper-forms.html?utm_source=cmpgn_news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=vtUnirelNewsDailyCMP_012921-1-fs

After completing this credit and realizing that our paper purchases were becoming less sustainable, our procurement department released a piece in their monthly newsletter encouraging more sustainable paper purchases. That newsletter can be found at this link: https://www.procurement.vt.edu/content/dam/procurement_vt_edu/hokiemart/cart/vol-21-01.pdf

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