Sustainable Purchasing News

  • Eltek present at Nordic UN Procurement Seminar

    Energy is arguable one of the major challenges the world faces today, and Eltek is stepping up to contribute! The United Nation (UN) states that for those living in extreme poverty, a lack of access to modern energy services dramatically affects health, limits opportunities and widens the gap between the haves and the haves not. This week, Eltek is participating in ...


    By Eltek AS

  • Helping Procurement Professionals to Make Sustainable Decisions

    Informed procurement choices can support sustainable forest management, help protect workers’ health and the rights of those who depend on forests. Increasingly, those involved in public sector and corporate purchasing are setting ambitious targets which aim to eliminate deforestation from their supply chains. The ‘Sustainable Procurement Guide for Wood and Paper-based Products’ ...


    By PEFC International

  • 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 Foundation

  • At the Intersection of Standards and Sustainability

    A sustainable ecosystem is a delicate arrangement of relationships, thriving on intertwined elements like biodiversity, a balanced food chain and the cycling of nutrients. The loss of one species or a change in soil chemistry can render the entire system unstable. The modern concept of sustainable development echoes this interdependence. Increasingly, success in both public and private sector ...


    By ASTM International

  • 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 Foundation

  • 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

  • Sustainability in Global Power Industry 2011–2012: Market Trends and Opportunities, Profitability and Budget Forecasts, Power Industry Procurement

    "Sustainability in the Global Power Industry 2011-2012: Market Trends and Opportunities, Profitability and Budget Forecasts, Power Industry Procurement and Marketing Initiatives" is a new market research report that analyzes how companies in the power industry perceive sustainability. The report contains in-depth analysis on the principal drivers and challenges with regards to sustainability plus ...


  • Ecopetrol Receives International Award for Green Procurement Strategy

    For its effectiveness in implementing its green procurement strategy and for having a classification system of its suppliers based on sustainability criteria, Ecopetrol (NYSE: EC; BVC: ECOPETROL; BVL: EC; TSX: ECP) has received the 2011 Sustainable Vendor Rating award in the Large Corporation ...


    By Ecopetrol S.A.

  • 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 ...

  • Sustainability as a Discipline?

    Taiga Company Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company Sustainability - CSR - Green Business - Do we have an exact, precise definition of what these terms mean or do they all blur together?  Quite often in our business sustainability ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Unified vision required for green procurement success

    Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company Much of the popular press indicates that big business is beginning to shift its purchasing towards more sustainable or ‘green’ options.  Within our ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Entec to support Essex waste procurement

    Entec has been appointed to provide planning services to support the Essex Waste Partnership's procurement of major long term waste contracts. ...


  • Green public procurement promotes sustainable living and cuts costs

    Public authorities in Europe have the purchasing power to encourage a shift in society towards greener production and consumption patterns by including environmental criteria in public tenders. A recent study has concluded that Green Public Procurement (GPP) has had a positive environmental impact: public authorities in the seven 'greenest' EU Member States achieved a 25 per cent reduction in ...

  • 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 Consulting Ltd named North West Business Environment Award Winner 2008

    Sustainable Events Ltd a sister company to Crowberry Consulting Ltd was recently recognised at the North West Business and Environment Awards in the category of sustainable procurement. The online tool for event planners to plan and design events with sustainability factors built in was a runner up at the awards. The online tool is the only UK tool that can help event managers to build events to ...


    By Crowberry Consulting

  • Severnprint runner-up in London on 30th October / Mayor`s Green Procurement Awards

    Severnprint Ltd, the leading UK environmental printer, is a runner-up in this year’s London Mayor’s Green Procurement “Extra Mile” Award On 30th October at a ceremony in The Underglobe at the Shakespeare Globe Theatre in London, Severnprint Ltd found out that they were a runner-up in the Mayor of London’s Green Procurement “Extra Mile” Award – an award that celebrates companies or ...


    By Kingston University

  • 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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