Smarter Business: Greening Advisor

 

Other environmentally preferable product specifications

The environmental impacts associated with an organization or event are not just limited to the categories set forth in this section. Consider all of the other products and services your organization purchases, from promotional products to uniforms to entertainment and everything in between. Take the following attributes into consideration when contracting for the production and distribution of company merchandise or other products your company purchases:

  • Products that reduce greenhouse gas emissions or are made with renewable energy
  • Products that reduce the use of toxins hazardous to the environment and employee and public health
  • Products that contain the highest possible percentage of postconsumer recycled content
  • Products that reduce air and water pollution
  • Products that reduce waste
  • Suppliers who strive to improve their environmental performance and provide environmentally preferable products, and who can document the supply-chain impacts of their efforts
  • Reusable products
  • Products that serve several functions (e.g., copier/printers, multipurpose cleaners) and reduce the overall number of products purchased

Consult the following resources for assistance in locating environmentally preferable products:

Greening Advisor

The Business Plan

The Opportunities

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Consider the environmental impacts associated with all of the other products and services your organization purchases, from promotional products to uniforms to entertainment and everything in between.
 

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