Green criteria in purchasing – an example

Posted on February 29, 2008

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Here is another example of a tender document we responded to last week. This one from a quasi-governmental organisation in NZ (there’s lots of good example statements coming from the Govt3 programme).

 

xxx is committed to sustainable development, and will seek to procure sustainable products, works and services wherever possible.

Ref

Description

Requirement

Response

B5.1

The Supplier will perform the services in a manner that gives appropriate regard to the protection of the natural environment.

E

I

B5.2

The Supplier will comply with all environmentally related legislation and codes of practice relating to the products and services being offered.

E

I

B5.3

Provide an overview of your organisation’s environmental and/or sustainability policies. Specifically, include information on the approach to:

(i) Recycling

(ii) Waste Minimisation

(iii) Print, Paper and Packaging Management

(iv) Disposals (eg. Mobile handsets, batteries etc.)

I

R

B5.4

Include a copy of your organisation’s environmental and/or sustainability policies as Supporting Information.

I

R

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