Purchasing for Sustainability
10 Ways to start or enhance your sustainability purchasing strategy
Sustainability Purchasing can be as simple as choosing office products with recognized green certifications, buying from local suppliers or leasing equipment for temporary needs instead of buying it.
Sustainability Purchasing Trends and Drivers
Sustainable purchasing is a growing global trend. Increasingly businesses, governments, non-profits and other organizations are integrating social and environmental objectives into the purchasing process as a means to reduce their environmental footprint, leverage social benefits and foster a sustainable economy.
Catalyst Paper: A Case Study in Eco-Certified Wood Fibre Sourcing
Catalyst Paper are a leading producer of mechanical printing papers in North America. They also produce market kraft pulp and own Western Canada's largest paper recycling facility. Catalyst have nearly 4,000 suppliers, spending approximately $1 billion annually on wood fibre, electricity, oil and natural gas, chemicals, machinery, transportation, and other business necessities. Catalyst is the single largest purchaser of forest fibre in BC.
Hudson's Bay Co. (Hbc): A Case Study in Ethical Sourcing
Hbc is Canada's largest diversified general merchandise retailer, with over 580 retail locations and nearly 70,000 employees. Hbc has 1,600 vendors from which they currently source their private label and captive brands. Most of the vendors that manufacture Hbc merchandise are located in China.
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