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Guide to the Sustainable Purchasing Business Case
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The Guide to the Sustainable Purchasing Business Case was produced to help organizations understand the triple bottom line benefits and costs of sustainable purchasing. As with any new business decision, cost-benefit information can help support decision-making at the board, executive, departmental and end-user levels.
This Sustainable Purchasing Business Case Guide outlines the business case benefits and costs for sustainable purchasing and identifies important process considerations that impact the business case, such as the cost of designing and managing a sustainability purchasing program and the benefits of using “total cost of ownership” or life cycle assessment processes in purchasing.
This Guide is intended to assist organizations and staff along the entire continuum of sustainable purchasing – from organizations who are just starting out in the process, to those with comprehensive policies and programs in place, and those in-between. The tool covers the following sustainable purchasing business case topics:
- Financial Benefits
- Management Benefits
- Environmental Benefits
- Socio-Economic Benefits
If you and your organization are either considering or just starting your sustainability purchasing program, the summary (one page) copy of the Guide to the Sustainable Purchasing Business Case will help familiarize you with the range of sustainability purchasing benefits. For those looking for more detailed information the Complete Guide to the Sustainable Purchasing Business Case will be most helpful.
Download your summary copy of Guide to the Sustainable Purchasing Business Case from the BuySmart Network website.
Download your copy of the Complete Guide to the Sustainable Purchasing Business Case from the BuySmart Network website.