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December 3 | Vancouver

Buyer-Supplier Collaboration: A Key Strategy for Sustainable Purchasing

If you’re ready to take your organization’s program to the next level, you’ll want to look closely at an emerging strategy in sustainable purchasing — buyer-supplier collaboration — as a way to deliver economic, social, ethical and environmental benefits along your supply chain.

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News from the Network > New Purchasing Resources

New Purchasing Resources

posted on 3:33 PM, October 13, 2011

Check out these resources:

  • Focus forward – enhancing supply chain value with green logistics and transportation – New in a series of sustainability reports from SCL and RBC, Focus forward helps businesses understand and tackle the top five environmental challenges relevant to operational logistics. Read the report.
  • ENP Social Enterprise Purchasing Toolkit – Enterprising Non-Profits offers online resources, including a directory of Canadian social enterprises, to help you consider social values in purchasing decisions. Explore the toolkit on the ENP website.
  • Global Scan of Sustainable Purchasing Practices – Here are highlights of a scan of the sustainable purchasing practices of companies both inside and outside the insurance industry. Download the summary. The full report is available on the Cooperators website.

Program Vision

The vision of the BuySmart Network is for organizations in all sectors to recognize sustainable purchasing as smart purchasing and to make it integral to their operations.

Our Work

The BuySmart Network helps public, private and non-profit organizations learn how to purchase products and services that offer social, economic and environmental benefits and to create a sustainable purchasing strategy that supports their own goals.

Our Sponsors

The work of the BuySmart Network is possible thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, along with the contributions of partners, advisors and a circle of participants. Find out more.

Reach Us

BuySmart is a program of the Fraser Basin Council (FBC), a charitable non-profit society that advances sustainability in the Fraser River Basin, across BC, and beyond. Established in 1997, FBC brings people together from multiple sectors to learn about sustainability and find collaborative solutions to current issues.

For more on the BuySmart Network, contact , Director of External Relations and Corporate Development at the Fraser Basin Council.

Learn more about FBC by visiting www.fraserbasin.bc.ca.