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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 58.51
Liaison Geory Kurtzhals
Submission Date Nov. 23, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
OP-13: Cleaning Products Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.77 / 1.00 Robert Shultz
Purchasing Officer III
Procurement Services
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Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase third party certified cleaning and janitorial products?:
Yes

A copy of the green cleaning product purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines:
The green cleaning product purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines:

SIUC utilizes the policies and guidelines incorporated into the IPHEC contract (IPHEC-D-3b) to purchase cleaning products and equipment (see attached).”


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

The campus utilizes IPHEC-D-3b exclusively to purchase cleaning supplies and equipment; tracks sustainably preferable purchases as percent of purchases; and meets regularly with awarded supplier


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products)?:
Yes

Expenditures on Green Seal and/or UL Environment (EcoLogo) certified cleaning and janitorial products:
545,000 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products:
783,000 US/Canadian $

Has the institution's main cleaning or housekeeping department(s) and/or contractor(s) adopted a Green Seal or ISSA certified low-impact, ecological (“green”) cleaning program?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s low-impact, ecological cleaning program:

SIUC utilizes the IN-SITE program provided by SupplyWorks under IPHEC-D-3b contract. See attached IN-Site brochure.


A copy of the sections of the cleaning contract(s) that reference certified green products:
The sections of the cleaning contract(s) that reference certified green products:

Ref attachment (4_ Section 2 Narrative)


The website URL where information about the institution’s green cleaning initiatives is available:

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