To reduce waste and other impacts on the environment by directing staff to choose sustainably produced paper or wood products.
Write, adopt, and implement a guideline or policy stating that certified sustainably produced paper and wood products are first preference for purchase.
Include preference for sustainably produced paper and wood products upon creation of EPP policy or revise policy to include it. If EPP policy is not in place, create and implement separate policy addressing paper and wood products. Various programs are available to certify the use of sustainable paper and wood products, including: Forest Stewardship Council, Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), and PEFC International’s global certification. The use of “organic” products raised in accordance with guidelines of the US Department of Agriculture would also be applicable.
- EPP guideline or policy that includes written statement of preference of sustainably produced paper and wood products. Receipts or purchasing reports can also be provided (optional).
- A narrative describing the policy and its implementation.
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