Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 61.14
Liaison Jeff Spoelstra
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Western Michigan University
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.39 / 1.00 Tom Ramsdell
Purchasing Agent
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total expenditures on office paper :
219,565.22 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 0 US/Canadian $
30-49 percent 151,459.89 US/Canadian $
50-69 percent 542.60 US/Canadian $
70-89 percent (or FSC Mix label) 20,729.97 US/Canadian $
90-100 percent (or FSC Recycled label) 7,486.02 US/Canadian $

Percentage of expenditures on office paper that is 90-100 percent post-consumer recycled and/or agricultural residue content and/or FSC Recycled label:

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

July 1 2017 through June 31, 2018

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Western Michigan University is engaged in sustainability efforts which apply to its operations and the practices of WMU employees.
As part of this initiative, all University employees are expected to purchase office paper that is 30% recycled or better whenever possible.
Standard office papers available for WMU departments from Staples are at least 30% recycled.

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