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Sustainable Acquisition in Environmental Management Systems

How can you include sustainable acquisition in your site's Environmental Management System?

  • Set a goal to include the purchase of sustainable products in your site's Environmental Management System and transition to at least one such product a year
  • Survey your organization's purchasing and resulting waste
  • Recognize that products purchased today often become tomorrow's environmental management problems
  • Identify mechanisms for buying environmental products
    • Credit card purchases - Statements of work
    • Service contracts - Requests for proposal
    • Electronic catalogs

  • Conduct pilot projects
  • Evaluate progress and renew efforts according to results
  • Communicate benefits

For further information on including sustainable acquisition in your site's Environmental Management System, see the

 


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Last Updated: August 16, 2018