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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.

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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.

Guides & Resources > Electronic Equipment

Electronic Equipment

posted on 11:29 AM, January 26, 2011

Responsible Purchasing Network Office Electronics Guide

posted on 9:53 AM, January 13, 2011

This guide provides information and recommendations on responsible use, purchasing, and disposal of printers, copiers, fax machines, scanners and multifunction devices (MFDs).

Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics

posted on 9:54 AM, January 13, 2011

Greenpeace has developed a set of criteria for green electronics to evaluate  which of the major electronics companies is doing the most to remove the worst toxic chemicals from their products and which companies have good recycling programs for their products.

Electronics Products Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT)

posted on 10:00 AM, January 13, 2011

EPEAT is a system to help purchasers in the public and private sectors evaluate, compare and select desktop computers, notebooks and monitors based on their environmental attributes. EPEAT provides a clear and consistent set of performance criteria for the design of products, and provides an opportunity for manufacturers to secure market recognition for efforts to reduce the environmental impact of its products.

Info-Tech Guide to EPP Electronics Purchasing

posted on 10:07 AM, January 13, 2011
Link: PDF

This guide helps purchasers understand the sustainability issues concerning information technology, and to create a policy and evaluation framework for purchasing environmentally preferable IT products.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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