Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.29
Liaison Lisa Noriega
Submission Date June 29, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Yale University
OP-12: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.17 / 2.00 Keri Enright-Kato
Sustainability Program Manager
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase recycled content office paper?:
Yes

The URL where the recycled paper policy, directive, or guidelines are posted:
A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed :

To make it easier for the community to make environmentally preferable paper choices, Yale University Procurement has secured favorable pricing with Office Max on the recommended 30% recycled-content paper that is below the cost of virgin paper.

Additionally, when staff go to the procurement website (SciQuest) the only option is 30% content and to purchase virgin paper you must take extra steps through the website search engine.


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

Expenditures on 10-29 percent recycled-content office paper :
589 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on 30-49 percent recycled-content office paper :
445,624 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on 50-69 percent recycled-content office paper :
107,805 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on 70-89 percent recycled-content office paper (required if claiming points for Part 2):
0 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on 90-100 percent recycled-content office paper :
62,641 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on office paper :
685,354 US/Canadian $

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