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Useful Links

General Sustainable Procurement Links:

IISD - Procuring Green in the Public Sector: A checklist for getting started: http://www.iisd.org/publications/pub.aspx?pno=1441

European Commission - Buying Green! A handbook on environmental procurement: http://noharm-europe.org/sites/default/files/documents-files/2638/Buying_Green_Handbook_EC.pdf

Public Works and Government Services Canada - Step by Step: How to buy green: https://buyandsell.gc.ca/initiatives-and-programs/green-procurement/buy-green/step-by-step-how-to-buy-green

Responsible Purchasing Network - http://www.responsiblepurchasing.org/ 

Municipal Collaboration for Sustainable Procurement - http://mcspgroup.com/portal/ 

 

Social Procurement Links:

Buy Social Canada: https://www.buysocialcanada.com/sample-documents-and-resources/

Fair Labor Association: http://www.fairlabor.org/

Canadian Fair Trade Network: http://cftn.ca/ 

Sustainable Apparel Coalition: https://apparelcoalition.org/

 

Sustainable Food Purchasing Links:

Buy Manitoba - Food Sourcing Directory: http://www.buymanitobafoods.ca/

Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (European) - Catering and Services & Food Procurement: http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130123162956/http:/www.defra.gov.uk/farm/policy/sustain/procurement/toolkit/large-op.htm

Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (European) - Public Sector Food Procurement Initiative: http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130123162956/http:/www.defra.gov.uk/farm/policy/sustain/procurement/

 

Sustainable Procurement for Health Sector:

The Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care - http://greenhealthcare.ca/ 

 

Sustainable Procurement for Schools

CERES - Basic guide for establishing Green Procurement in schools:

http://sustainability.ceres.org.au/resource/green-purchasing/

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