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 10:03 AM, January 13, 2011
This World Business Council for Sustainable Development and World Resources Institute publication is an information and decision-making tool to help buyers develop sustainable procurement policies for wood and paper-based products.
posted on 10:04 AM, January 13, 2011
Here is a guide to help businesses source environmentally friendly paper. It includes a scorecard to enable buyers to evaluate the environmental performance of current and future suppliers on recycling, responsible forest management, pollution and climate change. It covers a range of papers (from packaging paper to office paper to tissues) and provides recommendations on how to work with suppliers to make improvements.
posted on 10:08 AM, January 13, 2011
This is a questionnaire, developed by BC Hydro, to assess the sustainability performance of conventional printers.
posted on 10:10 AM, January 13, 2011
This is a policy to guide paper purchases developed by Limited Brands, a company that owns Victoria's Secret catalogue and has a significant paper catalogue business.
posted on 10:21 AM, January 13, 2011
The Paper Calculator shows the environmental impacts of different papers across their full lifecycle.