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Green Purchasing

Purchasing Services and the University are committed to promoting the initiative to increase the purchase of environmentally and socially responsible products.

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In general, "buying green" may be seen as the purchase of environmentally friendly products and services, the selection of contractors and the setting of environmental requirements in a contract.  It is important to recognize that "green procurement" compares price, technology, quality and the environmental impact of the product, service or contract. Green procurement policies are applicable to all organizations, regardless of size. Green procurement programs may be as simple as purchasing renewable energy or recycled office paper or more involved such as setting environmental requirements for suppliers and contractors.

Green procurement policies and programs can reduce expenditure and waste; increase resource efficiency; and influence production, markets, prices, available services and organizational behavior.

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