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

STARS v2.2

Washington University in St. Louis
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.68 / 1.00 Rob Downey
Sr Contract Mgt Liaison
Resource Management
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Total annual expenditures on office paper:
552,531.97 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 5,000 US/Canadian $
30-49 percent 63,765 US/Canadian $
50-69 percent 850.82 US/Canadian $
70-89 percent (or FSC Mix label) 396,622.75 US/Canadian $
90-100 percent (or FSC Recycled/100% label) 30,122.31 US/Canadian $

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

FY21 (July 2020 - June 2021)

With remote work, overall paper purchases dropped about 50%.


Website URL where information about the institution’s paper purchasing is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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All of the office paper from our supplier comes from certified managed forests, with SFI (Sustainable Forestry Initiative) and DDS (Due Diligence Verification) comprising the two major certifications.

Paper utilized by our 2 on-campus FedEx locations for print and copy services was also included in the audit, which represents 50% of the total spend. FedEx is the preferred copy service provider for WashU.

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