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Purchasing Tool IDs Wood, Paper Products with Lower Environmental Impacts

Purchasing Tool IDs Wood, Paper Products with Lower Environmental Impacts

The North American Environmental Paper Network and SCS Global Services have developed a new product category rule specifying rules for life cycle assessment focused on wood and paper.

How Hewlett-Packard, General Motors, Other Major Purchasers Helped Suppliers Save $12.4 Billion by Reducing Emissions

How Hewlett-Packard, General Motors, Other Major Purchasers Helped Suppliers Save $12.4 Billion by Reducing Emissions

Twenty-nine companies have snagged a spot on CDP’s first-ever supplier engagement leader board, which recognizes corporations working with their suppliers to improve environmental management.

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 »

Tradeshift, EcoVadis Team Up on Supply Chain CSR Performance

To help companies better monitor supply chain performance and advance sustainable purchasing, supplier collaboration platform Tradeshift has partnered with EcoVadis, creator of the first collaborative platform providing supplier sustainability ratings for global supply chains. The partnership will give Tradeshift customers access to EcoVadis’ supplier sustainability ratings. Companies are under ever-increasing … Read more »

Grand & Toy Helps Businesses Improve Purchasing

Grand & Toy Helps Businesses Improve Purchasing

Grand & Toy, an affiliate of Office Depot, has launched a program to help Canadian businesses reduce their waste, energy consumption and chemical use by purchasing environmentally sustainable products. The Greener Office Initiative uses Office Depot’s criteria to define environmentally sustainable products. It also assigns “shades of green” to qualifying … 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 »

Sustainable Purchasing Council

LEED Lessons: Sustainable Purchasing Platform

Executives from Office Depot, certification and consulting company DEKRA, World Resources Institute, Goodyear Tire & Rubber and others are leading a sustainable purchasing organization — slated to launch this summer — that aims to leverage the trillions of dollars spent by large organizations to drive environmental, economic and social sustainability. … Read more »