Sustainable Purchasing Research Initiative (SPRI)

Many public organizations, businesses, and nonprofit agencies have adopted sustainable and green purchasing policies to address social and/or environmental concerns, save money, and demonstrate leadership.

However, these organizations often struggle to implement their sustainable (or green) purchasing policies or do not have one at all.

The Sustainable Purchasing Research Initiative conducts focused research to understand why. 

To get started, you can check out our  tips and tools and links to other helpful research and organizations. And, if your organization already buys green products or has a green purchasing policy in place, consider our eight recommendations to see if there is more you can do.

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