To ensure purchase of EPP items by enabling purchasing staff to easily locate them.
Ensure environmentally preferred items are identified as such in purchasing catalogs and/or websites.
If there is a centralized purchasing system, create a guideline or policy to identify environmentally preferred products that addresses zero waste products, packaging and services and they are highlighted in purchasing catalogs used by purchasing agents. If there is a decentralized purchasing system that allows for multiple departments to purchase products, implement a system to communicate that it is the company’s policy to purchase environmentally preferred products and an easy-access directory of such products is provided. Also, allow easy selection of vendors that designate EPP items in their online or paper catalogs.
- Narrative describing the policy and its implementation.
- Guideline or policy on identification of EPP items.
- Screenshots or photographs showing the EPP items highlighted (optional)
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