Procurement Policy

Here’s what to consider in your Sustainable Procurement Policy:

Commitment & Overall Goals

  • State your commitment to sustainable purchasing, list the stakeholders and decision makers.
  • Highlight any quantifiable goals.
  • Detail any specific elements particular to your situation.
  • Include your intentions on buying reusable, refillable, durable and repairable goods.

Energy & Emissions

  • Technology and electronic equipment – including energy star ratings.
  • Vehicle choices – purchasing & hire.
  • Travel policy & offsetting.
  • Lighting, low energy.
  • Heating & cooling.


  • Low flow and efficient products.

Toxins and Pollutants

  • Cleaning Products.
  • Paints & Varnishes.
  • Printing Inks.
  • Pest Control.

Forest Conservation

  • Timber.
  • Paper products.
  • Coffee, Tea, & other rainforest crops.

Recycling & Re Use

  • Choose products and packaging made from recycled materials.
  • Choose products which can be recycled at end of life.
  • Actively source salvaged products for creative reuse.
  • Send your used products for re-use.


  • Consumables.
  • Food.
  • Waste management.

Local Supply & Product Miles

  • Buy local first.
  • Buy products made in your country from materials grown, mined or created in your country.

Fair Trade and Fair Production

  • Buy products which pay a fair wage/price.
  • Buy products manufactured under fair labour conditions.