By Kevin Lyons
Supported by way of WWF this important new ebook demonstrates the best way to make environmentally sound buying judgements. Drawing on his event because the head of buying for an immense American collage, Kevin Lyons deals a realistic consultant to accountable deciding to buy. operating for a college with a inhabitants of 60,000 Lyons confronted the problem of ways to lessen harm to the surroundings whereas nonetheless assembly the desires of this community.Lyons covers the most important components including:• procuring coverage layout and implementation techniques • how one can write environmentally-sensitive contracts• the relevance of environmental legislation • figuring out the aggressive bidding strategy• imposing the environmental duties of providers • constructing company management innovations• placing contractual improvements into motion• constructing nationwide and overseas environmental partnerships
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Extra resources for Buying for the Future: Contract Management and the Environmental Challenge
It is worth remembering that the basic list of possible ways to cut down on consumption has four elements: refrain, reduce, reuse, recycle. These four elements are listed in order of priority, according to how few demands they make on the earth. Once it becomes a priority to get our whole community to think carefully before they order something new, then great environmental opportunities (not to mention cost savings) can be created. At Rutgers, we used various communications to promote this message.
One of my first actions was to create a purchasing version of the Environmental Policy, tailoring it to the operations in purchasing. To develop these environmental Rutgers University, USA 29 purchasing policies, all relevant environmental policies and laws were researched and the criteria contained in these documents were merged into our existing purchasing policy and procedures. This was a major undertaking, but the size of the task did not defeat us. Every purchasing system has its own policies and procedures and these can be blended together with environmental laws and policies to create a powerful program document.
Increased procurement of recycled content products can begin almost immediately. Working with the Procurement and Contracting staff, our current contract suppliers may be queried about providing you with competitively priced, equally compatible recycled content products. Additionally, we have developed a ‘Recycled Product Guide’ which contains a list of products and vendors. We will document every step of the conversion of Rutgers to the fulfilment of the policies’ goals, so that this university may serve as a positive example for universities and other institutions around the country.
Buying for the Future: Contract Management and the Environmental Challenge by Kevin Lyons