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Sustainable Procurement Standard Coming Soon

Purchasing represents a significant piece of a company’s budget. In the public sector alone, procurement accounts for around 12 percent of GDP and 29 percent of government expenditure in OECD member countries. So it makes sense that when considering sustainability initiatives, executives should take purchasing decisions into account. An ISO standard … Read more »

Sustainable Purchasing Guidelines Launched

Sustainable Purchasing Guidelines Launched

The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council today will release to the public its Guidance for Leadership in Sustainable Purchasing v1.0. Already, 80 organizations including Ecolab, Lockheed Martin, Office Depot, the US General Services Administration and the EPA, with more than $100 billion in purchasing power, have signed up for the Pilot Program, … Read more »

SPLC Seeks Purchasers, Suppliers for Pilot

In January, the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council will release its Guidance for Leadership in Sustainable Purchasing v1.0 and kick off a pilot program in which purchasers, suppliers, certifiers and public interest advocates will test using the guidance and provide feedback. Pilot participants will have access to educational sessions, peer practice groups, … Read more »

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Sustainable Purchasing Principles Released

Organizations can demonstrate leadership in sustainable purchasing by following five principles that include understanding relevant environmental, social and economic impacts of purchasing. The five principles, released this month by the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council, were developed to help all types of organizations within the institutional purchasing marketplace align and benchmark … Read more »

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Environmental Executive Moves: Steven Chu, Skanska USA, Seven Seas Water

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Inventys Thermal Technologies: The carbon capturing company has named Steven Chu to its board of directors. Chu was previously energy secretary in President Barack Obama’s first administration. Prior to that post, Chu was director of the Lawrence Berkeley National … Read more »