Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.99
Liaison Eric Meliton
Submission Date Dec. 20, 2013
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STARS v2.0

Wilfrid Laurier University
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.65 / 1.00 Chasity Stewart
Printing Services/Document Solutions Manager
Printing Services
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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?:

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

The paper purchasing policy, directive or guidelines:

Laurier's Printing Services aim to purchase paper that is SFI or FSC certified with a minimum of 30% post-consumer waste. We are committed to purchasing paper from credible mills/merchants that are focused on maximizing recycled content and using renewable energy in the production of fine paper.

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

Product lines/house stocks are selected based on recycled content and environmental standards of the mill. In some cases our clients request a specific paper and when possible we use environmental calculators and offer alternatives to align with our departments' mission.

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

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 449.09 US/Canadian $
30-49 percent 13,441.60 US/Canadian $
50-69 percent 100,892.96 US/Canadian $
70-89 percent (or FSC Mix label) 0 US/Canadian $
90-100 percent (or FSC Recycled label) 677.75 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on office paper :
125,996.46 US/Canadian $

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

The information presented in this section is gathered from a report dated July 2012 to July 2013. This information only captures paper purchases made by Printing Services for use at The Hub, Laurier Printing Services and the Copier Fleet. This does not reflect purchases made by other departments through external printers i.e. Staples/Corp. Express.

This information includes all paper ordered (card stock, laser etc) which are various sizes 8.5x11 up to 25x38. This does not include envelopes.

Some purchased items have undisclosed recycled content. They are FSC or SFI stocks and may have some recycled content however that information is not published.
Total expenditures on items with undisclosed recycled content = $125,996.46.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.