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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.

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.

Guides & Resources > Fleets, Fuels and Vehicles

Fleets, Fuels and Vehicles

posted on 11:39 AM, January 26, 2011

Green Purchasing Guide for Light-Duty Fleet Vehicles

posted on 10:26 AM, January 13, 2011

The Responsible Purchasing Guide for Light-Duty Fleet Vehicles provides guidelines on how to purchase vehicles and fuels that operate efficiently, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality and increase energy security.

Fraser Basin Council E3 Fleet Program

posted on 10:36 AM, January 13, 2011

This program is designed to assist Canadian private and public sector fleet managers to reduce costs, reduce their impact on the environment, adopt new technologies, and benchmark their operation against others. The E3 program includes the first green rating system for vehicle fleets in North America.

Sample Green Fleet Policy

posted on 10:37 AM, January 13, 2011
Link: PDF

Here is a sample green fleet policy from the City of San Jose, CA, (the 10th largest city in the U.S.). The City’s policy covers vehicles and heavy equipment and is designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lifecycle costs.
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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.

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