Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.05
Liaison Nicole Arsenault
Submission Date April 20, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

York University
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 1.00
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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:
The new Lyreco Canada Inc. paper agreement was awarded based on favourable terms overall cost reduction of up to 28% over previous established pricing plus access to many more environmentally friendly products, such as 30%, 50% and 100% post recycled copy paper to further support York’s commitment to sustainability. All Lyreco white papers are FSC certified.

A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed :
Through York’s Procurement software, the only paper that is available for purchase is FSC certified. This guarantees that all paper being purchased is FSC certified.

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 ---
30-49 percent ---
50-69 percent ---
70-89 percent (or FSC Mix label) ---
90-100 percent (or FSC Recycled label) ---

Total expenditures on office paper :

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

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
York’s Printing Services is the first Canadian University In-plant printer to become Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified, promoting responsible management of the world’s forests. We are leading the sustainability challenges of the future. The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an independent, non-governmental and not-for-profit organization that promotes the responsible management of the world’s forests. Products carrying the FSC logo are independently certified through a third party vendor audit and all documentation must be in order to assure the customer that they come from managed forests that meet the social, ecological and economic requirements of present and future generations. The FSC certification means that York community members can now choose to lighten their ecological footprint by selecting FSC-certified paper for their printing needs.

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