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 3:19 PM, January 12, 2011
The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games adopted a sustainability purchasing program to ensure its sustainability and Aboriginal participation commitments were taken into account during the acquisition and licensing of goods and services. The scope of the program extended to all of VANOC's procurement and sourcing activities for planning, hosting and staging the 2010 Winter Games. This 2010 case study reviews the history, successes and challenges of the VANOC purchasing program.