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.
posted on 3:56 PM, January 12, 2011
Ecolabel Index is the largest global directory of ecolabels, currently tracking 371 ecolabels in 214 countries and 25 industry sectors.
posted on 3:57 PM, January 12, 2011
The Global Ecolabelling Network (GEN) is a non-profit association of third-party, environmental performance recognition, certification and labelling organizations founded in 1994 to improve, promote, and develop the "ecolabelling" of products and services.
posted on 3:58 PM, January 12, 2011
EcoLogo is a North American environmental standard and certification mark which provides customers, including public, corporate and consumers – with assurance that the products and services bearing the logo meet stringent environmental standards. It is one of two such programs that has been successfully audited by the Global EcoLabelling Network (GEN) [link to GEN item] as meeting ISO 14024 standards for ecolabelling.
posted on 8:36 AM, January 13, 2011
This Guide by the Competition Bureau and the Canadian Standards Association is intended to assist purchasers and advertisers in navigating environmental claims.
posted on 8:37 AM, January 13, 2011
Green Seal is a non-profit organization that develops life cycle-based sustainability standards for products, services and companies and offers third-party certification for those that meet the criteria in the standard.
posted on 8:38 AM, January 13, 2011
ENERGY STAR is an international symbol of energy efficiency to help buyers easily identify major appliances and other energy-using equipment that save energy. In Canada, the program is administered in Natural Resource Canada’s Office of Energy Efficiency. Where applicable it is found on the EnerGuide label. While the EnerGuide label provides buyers with the ability to shop and compare energy ratings, ENERGY STAR identifies products that meet higher levels of energy efficiency. The website offers an opportunity to access certified products, including major appliances, HVAC equipment, office equipment, consumer electronics, windows and doors, lighting and commercial equipment.
posted on 8:39 AM, January 13, 2011
EnerGuide is a Canadian program that supports purchasers to compare the energy-efficiency of appliances and heating and cooling equipment, and compare the fuel consumption of vehicles.
posted on 8:39 AM, January 13, 2011
ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy that certifies energy efficient products and practices. ENERGY STAR certifies products in more than 50 categories for home and business use.
posted on 8:40 AM, January 13, 2011
The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute is an independent non-profit organization certifies products and material for low chemical emissions and provides a free resource for choosing healthier products and materials for indoor environments.