Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.66
Liaison Marian Brown
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2016
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Wells College
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.55 / 1.00 Marian Brown
Director
Center for Sustainability and the Environment
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Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase office paper that has recycled content and/or is certified to meet multi-criteria sustainability standards for paper?:
Yes

A copy of the paper purchasing policy, directive or guidelines:
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The paper purchasing policy, directive or guidelines:

Wells College purchases only recycled-content office paper with a minimum 30%-recycled post-consumer content and gives preference to Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or Sustainable Forest Initiative (SFI) certification.


A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed :

Paper for office use and computer labs is all purchased centrally by the Office of the Provost, which maintains a standard of procuring at minimum 30%-recycled post-consumer content paper. Wells College is able to utilize the New York State Office of General Services contract for such paper procurement, which offers at minimum 30% recycled content paper to state agencies. In addition, Wells maintains an office supply contract with Staples for other specialty papers not available through the New York State contract (colored papers) and maintains a custom Sustainable Products selection list for our campus community, with contract pricing on recycled-content papers.


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on office paper)?:
Yes

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 0 US/Canadian $
30-49 percent 5,300.65 US/Canadian $
50-69 percent 0 US/Canadian $
70-89 percent (or FSC Mix label) 0 US/Canadian $
90-100 percent (or FSC Recycled label) 0 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on office paper :
5,300.65 US/Canadian $

The website URL where information about the paper purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines is available:
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