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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 48.82
Liaison Eric Boles
Submission Date Feb. 12, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Arkansas
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.34 / 1.00 Linda Hickman
Administrative Specialist
AVCB
"---" 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?:
Yes

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

The University is required by law to give preference to recycled paper whenever purchasing paper products of any kind and to report paper purchases to the Office of State Procurement on a monthly basis.


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

UA has made a commitment to continually use the best possible paper and work to maximize the sustainability of paper and production processes in the following ways:

1.Using fiber economically and efficiently;
2.Using environmentally responsible paper;
3.Using clean production processes;
4.Communicating/marketing goals and achievements;
5.Working with allies to foster change in the magazine industry.


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 99,446.77 US/Canadian $
30-49 percent 91,259.36 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) 0 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on office paper :
481,832.27 US/Canadian $

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

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.