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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Integrating Green Purchasing Into Your Environmental Management System (EMS).
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Pollution, Prevention, and Toxics.
Publisher Apr 2005
Year Published 2005
Report Number EPA/742/R-05/001;
Stock Number PB2007-108899
Additional Subjects Government procurement ; Environmental management ; Purchasing ; Contract administration ; Federal agencies ; Products ; Services ; Decision making ; Implementation ; Environmental impacts ; U.S. EPA ; Performance evaluation ; Environmental considerations
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2007-108899 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 10/08/2007
Collation 70p
The Federal government is one of the largest purchasers in the world. In fiscal year 2002, Federal agencies spent more than $250 billion for goods and services to support the activities of approximately 1.7 million employees in 60 agencies. In addition, Federal agencies spent another $15 billion on small purchases via purchase cards. Purchasing decisions can significantly influence the environmental performance of Federal facilities. By including environmental considerations in Federal purchasing decisions, government procurement and contracting processes can be used to purchase products and services that reduce an organization's environmental impacts. The goal of this report is to help Federal facilities integrate green purchasing into their EMS. The intended audience includes those tasked with implementing an EMS, reducing environmental impacts, meeting green purchasing requirements and/or buying products and services in a Federal facility.