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Greener Purchasing: Opportunities and Innovations

Handbook / Manual

Edited By: Trevor Russel

Greenleaf Publishing

Hardback | Dec 1998 | #95190 | ISBN: 1874719047
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Provides a number of checklists and examples on how to establish and maintain successful greener purchasing and supply chain practices in order to bring not only environmental, but business value to organisations of all sizes.

A superb coverage of this complex topic, including loads of real-life checklists and company criteria. The Green Business Letter. 'This book...provides a very comprehensive examination of the key issues around the topic of 'greener purchasing' also sets out the nuts and bolts, the 'how to' of developing 'greener' supply chain policies and implementing them.' Bjorn Stigson, President, The World Business Council for Sustainable Development"


Foreword Bjorn Stigson, World Business Council for Sustainable Development Introduction Trevor Russel Section 1: Public Purchasing 1. Implementation of Public Green Procurement Programmes Tapio Pento, University of Jyvaskala, Finland 2. Towards Greener Government Procurement: An Environment Canada Case Study Environment Canada, Corporate Services, Administration Directorate 3. Environmentally Preferable Purchasing: The US Experience William Sanders, US Environmental Protection Agency 4. The Greening of Public Procurement in the Netherlands Nicolien van der Grijp, Vrije University, Netherlands 5. Issues for Environmental Purchasing in Australian Local Government Wayne Wescott, Environs Australia 6. Nordic Countries? Green Public Procurement of Paper Tito Gronow, Conference of European Paper Industries, Belgium, Tapio Pento, University of Jyvaskala, Finland, and Alain Rajotte, University of Paris, France 7. Greener Purchasing and Trade Rules: Can they be Reconciled? Stig Yding S?rensen, Centre for Alternative Social Analysis, Denmark, and Trevor Russel Section 2: Private Purchasing 8. Encouraging Green Procurement Practices in Business: A Canadian Case Study in Programme Development Michael J. Birett, Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Canada 9. Do-It-Yourself or Do-It-Together? The Implementation of Sustainable Timber Purchasing Policies by DIY Retailers in the UK David F. Murphy, New Academy of Business, UK, and Jem Bendell, University of Bristol, UK 10. Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: The Implications of Greener Purchasing Robert Baylis, Lianne Connell and Andrew Flynn, Cardiff University, UK 11. An Exploratory Examination of Environmentally Responsible Straight Rebuy Purchases in Large Australian Organisations Michael Jay Polonsky, Philip Henry and Craig Schweizer, University of Newcastle, Australia, and Harry Brooks, University of Western Sydney, Australia 12. Integrating Environmental Criteria into Purchasing Decisions: Value Added? Jim Hutchison, University of Hertfordshire, UK 13. Global Environmental Management: An Opportunity for Partnerships Julie M. Haines, US-Asia Environmental Partnership, USA Section 3: Innovations 14. The Green Purchasing Network, Japan Hiroyuki Sato, Japanese Green Purchasing Network 15. The European Green Purchasing Network: Addressing Purchasers across Sectors and Boundaries Raymond van Ermen, European Partners for the Environment, and Arndt Mielisch, ICLEI, Germany 16. Putting the Green into Greener Purchasing: Protecting Nature Consciously Philip Sutton and Kathy Preece, Green Innovations Inc., Australia 17. The Role of Independent Eco-labelling in Environmental Purchasing Michael Jones, UK Eco-labelling Board 18. Ethical Purchasing: Developing the Supply Chain beyond the Environment Rita Godfrey, The Body Shop, UK Section 4: Case Studies 19. The Practicalities of Greener Purchasing: A Guide with Examples from Washington State Sandra Cannon, Battelle, USA 20. Enabling Environmentally Conscious Decision-Making in Supply Chains: The Xerox Example Kirstie McIntyre, Xerox, UK 21. Purchasing Operations at Digital's Computer Asset Recovery Facility Joseph Sarkis, Clark University, USA, and Mark Liffers and Susan Malette, Digital Equipment Corp., USA 22. Integrating Environmental Considerations into Purchasing Programmes at Procter & Gamble Robert J. Shimp, Procter & Gamble, USA, and Henri de Henau, Procter & Gamble, Belgium 23. Environmental Purchasing: Some Thoughts and an IBM Case Study Brian Whitaker 24. How Effective is B&Q's Timber Purchasing Policy in Encouraging Sustainable Forest Management? Liz Humphrey, University of Sussex, UK

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