Leveraging Purchasing Power for Business & Community Impact
November 20, 2014 | Vancouver
Join us in Vancouver on November 20 for a new workshop to learn how sustainable, best value purchasing can enhance your business and help generate social, environmental and financial benefits.
Here's an opportunity to build a strong supply chain and boost customer and employee loyalty. Take away practical tools, scorecards and product guidelines to customize your own purchasing policies and practices.
Register soon — space is limited!
The workshop is hosted by the Strathcona Business Improvement Association, BuySmart Network, Ecotrust Canada, Light House Sustainable Building Centre and One Earth, with support from the Vancouver Foundation and Discovery Parks.
Since 2005 the BuySmart Network has been a central hub for people in business, government and non-profit organizations to learn and share information about sustainability purchasing and supply chain management.
BuySmart works with organizations of all types ― private, public and non-profit sector ― helping them create their own strategies to buy smarter. It’s an opportunity for progressive organizations to forge healthier, greener and socially beneficial supply chains in Canada.
Formerly known as the Sustainability Purchasing Network (SPN), BuySmart is a program of the Fraser Basin Council, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing sustainability in BC and beyond.
Simply put, the goals of the BuySmart Network are to:
BuySmart helps purchasers find ways to deliver value, innovate and support the sustainability and corporate social responsibility commitments of their organizations.
Who Participates in BuySmart?
The BuySmart Network hosts a number of learning events open to all individuals and organizations with an interest in sustainability purchasing.
BuySmart draws together co-operatives, business associations, not-for-profits, governments (Federal, Provincial, Local and First Nations), labour organizations, public sector organizations and academic institutions. Attendees at learning events include purchasers, supply chain managers, office managers, sustainability or corporate social responsibility professionals, policy advisors, fleet managers and suppliers of products and services.
Custom Training and Advisory ServicesBuySmart can also tailor educational sessions and technical advisory services to meet the specific needs of your organization.