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.
- 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.
- 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.