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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.

Purchasing Organizations


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The North American Green Purchasing Initiative of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC NAGPI) maintains a list of ongoing green purchasing activities; develops and maintains a database of supporting tools and procurement policies used across North America; and launches coordinated campaigns to improve the performance of specific commodity areas.

Purchasing Management Association of Canada

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The Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC) is an association of purchasing professionals. PMAC occasionally offers sustainability-related courses.

Supply Chain & Logistics Association Canada

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Supply Chain & Logistics Association Canada (SCL) helps business managers at all levels improve their logistics and supply chain management skills, raises general awareness of the significance of logistics activities for business and the overall economy, and supports professional development of supply chain and logistics managers.

The European Leaders in Procurement Network

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A membership organization for executive level procurement and supply chain management professionals, providing a range of information, learning and networking services on new thinking and approaches. Resources include a supplier directory, knowledge groups (including corporate social responsibility), case studies, research/publications, a comprehensive news/articles section and events (forums and roundtables).

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