|Submission Date||July 17, 2015|
Director of Purchasing and Strategic Sourcing
The KU Sustainable Procurement Guide outlines what departments should avoid and what they should look for when purchasing paper, including various sustainability and ecological certifications and labels.
What to Look For:
-High percentage of post-consumer recycled paper
-Fiber sourced responsibly from well-managed forests
-Minimized use of harmful chemicals (chlorine-free harvesting)
-Safe working conditions in the harvesting and manufacturing processes
-Respect for the rights of affected communities and indigenous people
What to Avoid:
-Use of un-certified virgin wood
-Chlorine used in processing
-Coated papers that are more difficult to recycle
The Sustainability Ambassadors program held a presentation for University staff and particularly staff charged with purchasing in their departments about how to utilize the guide as a tool for conscientious purchasing.
|Expenditure Per Level|
|10-29 percent||0 US/Canadian $|
|30-49 percent||7,424.22 US/Canadian $|
|50-69 percent||0 US/Canadian $|
|70-89 percent (or FSC Mix label)||73,787.12 US/Canadian $|
|90-100 percent (or FSC Recycled label)||1,667.92 US/Canadian $|
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