What is sustainable purchasing?
- Formal policies that reduce negative effects on the environment while advancing social equity through purchasing.
- Informal approaches such as adding sustainable purchasing language to existing sustainability plans or energy conservation policies.
What is green purchasing?
- Green purchasing is part of sustainable purchasing. It focuses specifically on reducing negative effects on the environment through responsible and sustainable purchasing.
Greening the marketplace
- Check out what the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says about green purchasing.