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Preface
Introduction The Power of Purchasing
Why purchasing?
Purchasing and the environment
Purchasing and waste disposal
How can we become ‘gatekeepers’ for the environment?
Is it really your responsibility?
Environmental responsibility: the broader picture
Practical, powerful and professional ways to sustainability
The shape of this book
The preliminary steps to designing contracts
Do you know enough to get involved?
Getting started
Now for purchasing ... values
Environmental laws: aid or obstacle to the purchasing system?
Environmental legislation looks like an obstacle to most of us
Building in compliance – and seeking out the obstacles and benefits
Rutgers University, USA
Environmental blending, mixing, action
Moving beyond ‘demand reaction’ management
Relevant environmental laws and regulations
Initial criteria
Developing an environmental policy and an environmental purchasing policy
The policy implementation strategy
There is common ground across all organizations
Using Your Organizational Structure
Identify the structure of your organization
Be aware of the context in which you are operating
Now we are on environmental preservation ‘Easy Street’, right?
Finally, the break we needed
Finding the answers to four key questions
Putting it all together: one document to tell the whole story
Measuring our achievements
Summary and conclusion
Creating Environmental Contracts
Basic purchasing tools
Keep in mind the competitive contract
Look at the big picture
Contracts in Action: Waste Management, Recycling Paper and Other Commodities
Making Environmental Contract Management (ECM) fit the system
Modifying the process
The environmentally sensitive purchasing flow process
Putting it all together: creating contracts for waste management
Key elements for a waste management strategy
Developing a checklist
Contracts for paper with recycled content
Other commodities
Other contract modifications
Buying recycled
Environmentally enhanced contracts bring many benefits
Working Relationships
Within the institution
International university programs
Corporate Environmental Initiatives
Sustainability: is this word overused? is it understood?
Examples from large corporations
Ways forward for purchasers
Reaching Out to the Local Community
Purchasing: the silent partner
Developing local links
Local Agenda 21 (LA 21)
Examples of community links
Bibliography and General Background Reading
Contacts
Index
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