Advancing Sustainable Procurement in the Public Sector

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Procurement and your organization’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory

More and more municipalities, cities and businesses are measuring and reporting their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on an annual basis.  Compiling these annual emissions is often the role of a Sustainable Development professional or Greenhouse Gas Accountant/specialist. 

Updated Environmental & Social Criteria for EPEAT Computers and Displays

In a recent webinar, the Green Electronics Council (GEC) announced that EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool) certification criteria has been updated for computers and displays. But what does this mean for procurement?

Is your organization creating a smartphone App? Make sure it’s accessible!

If your organization is creating a smartphone app, be sure to check out the Minimum Sustainable Recommendations section of the Mobile (Smartphone) Apps page on the SPM website!  This page provides information on the specifications to request to the app/software developer to ensure accessibility features are incorporated into the smartphone app.

         Click here to get the Quick Guide for Sustainable Purchasing!

The Sustainable Procurement in Manitoba Working Group developed this document for professional purchasers seeking a “quick guide” for purchasing sustainable goods and services.

This document outlines the minimum sustainable recommendations for a wide variety of commodities and services commonly purchased by the public sector, businesses and the general public. 

                            Click here to get the guide!
 

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Link to Social Purchasing Portal                  Link to Lake Friendly                         Link to The Canadian Fair Trade Network

 

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