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See what it means to take a strategic approach to sustainable procurement, and what benefits are possible. Register now for "Maximizing the Impact of Sustainable Purchasing," a half-day workshop coming June 19 to Vancouver. Learn more.

BuySmart in the News

  • Purchasing b2b magazine (July/August 2009). The article, "Sustainable Procurement Gains Speed" outlines why sustainability is becoming a key component of a procurement manager's job.
  • Purchasing b2b magazine (June 2009). See the session on sustainability purchasing in the publication's conference highlights article.
  • Purchasing Management Association of Canada's national conference (June, 2009). BuySmart participated in the session “Shifting Green: Emerging Trends and Innovative Tools for Sustainable Supply Chain Management.”
  • BC Land Summit Conference in Whistler in May 2009. BuySmart participated in the session "Examining the Belly of the Beast: An Introduction to Sustainable Consumption for Local Government."

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