Sustainable procurement is the process of reviewing the items and services that your office purchases and selecting ones with lower environmental impact.
In Sydney, accommodation and event venues are responsible for 21 per cent of total greenhouse gas emissions, 14 per cent of potable water consumption and 47 per cent of the city’s commercial waste and yet, the accommodation sector does not yet have an established culture of attaining ratings or third party sustainability certification.
Disposing of old and un-used equipment is an opportunity to continue sustainable management practices.
Strategic procurement and green supply chains require understanding and prioritising the products that your company purchases by volume and value.
Deciding what criteria for selecting products or services will dictate the management systems and the level of sustainability required or desired by your organisation.
Procurement policy and guideline documents set out the shared understanding of an organisation's approach to procurement.
Interrogating your procurement practices can save money, improve employee wellbeing, and improve environmental credentials.
Hear from one City of Sydney green champion about how she approached the challenge of going paper-free in the office including useful apps and other resources.
Lamp recycling can help reduce the amount of mercury being sent to landfill. FluoroCycle is a voluntary product stewardship scheme that seeks to increase the national recycling rate of waste mercury-containing lamps.
A collection of ten real Sustainable Procurement Policies from USA state administrations, complied by California's Buy Recycled program.
Detailed information about the sustainability issues to consider when procuring services, such as financial, best practice performance criteria that can be used in approaches to market and possible contract requirements. Produced by the Australian Government.
Guide for Australian Government purchasers to include sustainability considerations in all stages of the procurement process, from identifying the business need to disposing of goods. Commissioned by the Australian Government and developed by ECO-buy.
The Product Stewardship (Televisions and Computers) Regulations 2011 is the regulation to support national, industry-led recycling scheme for televisions and computers, by the Australian Government. This page hosts guides and information.
Victoria's environmental procurement policy declaration, strategies, and help guides.
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