Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.39
Liaison Phil Valko
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

Washington University in St. Louis
OP-13: Cleaning and Janitorial Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.52 / 1.00 Rob Downey
Sr Contract Mgt Liaison
Resource Management
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Total annual expenditures on cleaning products:
445,150.97 US/Canadian $

Annual expenditures on certified green cleaning products:
164,860.27 US/Canadian $

Total annual expenditures on janitorial paper products:
290,842.50 US/Canadian $

Annual expenditures on certified green janitorial paper products:
217,890.54 US/Canadian $

A brief description of the time period on which the figures reported above are based :

The numbers provided reflect expenditures for Fiscal Year 2021 (July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021). Data is campus wide, and includes all sources of purchasing from all consequential custodial parties, including the preferred soap/cleaning and paper supplies vendor for the university, and products sourced by WFF and FLIK (custodial service contractors), and in-house custodial teams in Residential Living and the School of Medicine. Each stakeholder submitted purchase summaries for each type of qualifying supplies, the spend, and any third party certifications. These records were totaled into the figures above. Documentation is available upon request.

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

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

We are still adhering to the FY17 green cleaning policy provided in the attachment.

We saw a 163% increase in spend on chemical products between FY19 and FY21. While our spend on green chemicals increased by 49%, it was not porportionate with the overall increase.

Similarly, the spend on janitorial products increased by 86% while our spend on green janitorial products only increased by 53%.

Increased need for specific cleaning products in response to COVID and supply chain issues contributed to this change.

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