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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 Gold
Overall Score 65.89
Liaison Marian Brown
Submission Date Dec. 13, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Wells College
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.40 / 1.00 Marian Brown
Director
Center for Sustainability and the Environment
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Total expenditures on office paper :
5,127.44 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 0 US/Canadian $
30-49 percent 5,127.44 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 $

Percentage of expenditures on office paper that is 90-100 percent post-consumer recycled and/or agricultural residue content and/or FSC Recycled label:
0

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

The college placed one bulk paper buy in August 2016. The total above reflects the invoiced amount from the NYS Office of General Services Contract for recycled content white office paper from the approved vendor: Veritiv. At the same time, we also purchased a small quantity of colored office papers, all of which are 30% recycled content paper.

We also scanned the annual purchase record from Staples, with whom we have an office supplies contract. The only items coded as "paper" in Staples inventory system were not "office papers", but included only cash register rolls and index cards.


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