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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.

Case Studies in Sustainable Purchasing > 2010 Olympic Games: A case study in sustainable purchasing (2010)

2010 Olympic Games: A case study in sustainable purchasing (2010)

posted on 3:19 PM, January 12, 2011
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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.

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.

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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.

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 www.fraserbasin.bc.ca.