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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 57.70
Liaison Jean-François Desgroseilliers
Submission Date May 31, 2016
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STARS v2.1

Polytechnique Montreal
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.56 / 1.00 Jean-François Desgroseilliers
Sustainable Development Advisor
Sustainable Development Office
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Total expenditures on office paper :
78,023.66 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 5.52 US/Canadian $
30-49 percent 45,291.32 US/Canadian $
50-69 percent 0 US/Canadian $
70-89 percent (or FSC Mix label) 0 US/Canadian $
90-100 percent (or FSC Recycled label) 25,398.83 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:
32.55

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

Data provided here are for financial year 2014-2015.

For its annual Sustainable Development reports, Polytechnique Montréal's Sustainable Office team has been keeping track, as an indicator, of the number of sheets of letter paper (format 8.5 x 11) used per financial year. This data collection also measures the post-consumer recycled content of paper used at Polytechnique. When looking at the quantity of office paper bought by Polytechnique, letter-sized paper represents around 90% of 2014-2015 orders It was thus decided that the data for this format of paper will be considered as a representative sample for this criteria.


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