Sustainable Purchasing News

  • Turning point in municipal sustainable purchasing in Canada

    Sustainable purchasing is gaining ground in the Canadian municipal sector as municipalities pursue their contributions to existing 'green' objectives, such as zero waste and climate neutrality, and new corporate concerns such as risk management and operational efficiency. As a relatively new practice within the Canadian public sector, many municipalities are reaching out to their peers to share ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Recovinyl recyclers to exhibit at BPF PVC event in Manchester, UK

    Recovinyl-accredited PVC recyclers will be exhibiting for the first time at a British Plastics Federation one-day seminar on October 2nd in support of the UK forum’s focus on sustainability within the UK PVC industry. The four recycling companies - PVC Recycling Ltd, vinyl flooring manufacturer Polyflor, VEKA Recycling, part of the VEKA UK Group and ...


    By Axion Group

  • Sustainable procurement for municipalities offers huge opportunities

    Every year, Canada's fifteen largest municipalities spend over 10 billion dollars annually on goods, services, and capital projects. The adoption of sustainable procurement practices by these municipalities presents a huge opportunity for local governments to strengthen ties with small and medium sized enterprises. To local businesses which specialize in sustainable goods and services, the ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Municipal sustainable procurement in Canada: trends best practices

    Sustainable purchasing and supply chains are on municipal agendas across Canada. Increasingly, decision-makers are recognizing that sustainable procurement practices add value to their carbon neutral programs, zero waste goals, economic development opportunities, risk management, leadership, efficiency and innovation while positively engaging their staff and the communities they ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • WRI and WBCSD update guide to sustainable procurement of wood and paper-based products

    Today, WRI and the WBCSD release an update to the guide “Sustainable Procurement of Wood and Paper-Based Products.” The guide is meant to help company managers—who are charged with making large purchases of wood and paper products but may not have the time or the knowledge to ...

  • Additional information on New York `chemical avoidance list`

    In our memorandum dated January 6, 2010, we alerted you to a recent activity in New York in connection with the development of a 'chemical avoidance list.' The list, which reportedly consists of approximately 85 chemicals, would include chemicals that New York government agencies should avoid buying. By way of background, last May the Advisory Council of the New York Interagency Committee on ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • National audit office: Government must practise sustainable procurement

    Government departments need to ensure that their procurement decisions minimise waste levels and increase recycling rates, according to a new report. The National Audit Office report entitled Addressing the environmental impacts of Government procurement found that a number of Government departments are not yet on course to be practising sustainable procurement across their business by the end of ...

  • Crowberry Wins runner up prize for sustainable procurement at the North West Business Environment Awards UK

    Crowberry Consulting was a runner up in the Sustainable Procurement category at the recent North West Business Environment Awards, held at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, UK. Crowberry takes active steps to ensure the sustainability of its own business process, purchasing green energy to run its office, 100% recycled paper, re-using materials such as toner cartridges, has its own Environment ...


    By Crowberry Consulting

  • Crowberry Consulting shortlisted for North West Business Environment Awards

    Crowberry Consulting - an environment, ethics and corporate responsiblity management consultancy based in the North West of England has been shorlisted for the North West Business Environment Awards 2007 - category Sustainable Procurement. The awards will be annouced on 16th May in Manchester in association with the Mersey Basin Campaign and the North West Regional Development ...


    By Crowberry Consulting

  • Satellite to develop branding on LCE Sustainable Procurement brief

    LONDON - 25 January 2007 Satellite, the UK's leading integrated ethical agency are appointed as design consultants for the London Centre of Excellence Sustainable Procurement Project being led by the London Borough of Camden. Developing sustainable procurement is an important national policy priority. The 2005 UK Sustainable Development Strategy announced the UK's goal of becoming 'a leader ...


    By International Green Awards

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