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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.62
Liaison Michael Kensler
Submission Date Jan. 11, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Auburn University
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.35 / 1.00 Missty Kennedy
Assistant Director
Procurement and Payment 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?:
Yes

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

Auburn University has a stated preference for post-consumer waste recycled content paper, and offers recycled paper options under contract that are 30, 50, and 100% recycled content, as well as tree-free paper.


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

The University switched office suppliers in September 2015, and moving forward will be able to get quarterly reports showing paper purchases broken down by type and department, which will help facilitate increased purchases of more environmentally-friendly paper products.


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 1,071.36 US/Canadian $
30-49 percent 127,226.87 US/Canadian $
50-69 percent 3,191.37 US/Canadian $
70-89 percent (or FSC Mix label) 0 US/Canadian $
90-100 percent (or FSC Recycled label) 3,340.27 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on office paper :
420,904.56 US/Canadian $

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

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