Buying for the Future: Contract Management and the Environmental Challeng

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Pluto Press, 2000 - Business & Economics - 161 pages
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Supported by WWF this vital new book demonstrates how to make environmentally sound purchasing decisions. Drawing on his experience as the head of purchasing for a major American university, Kevin Lyons offers a practical guide to responsible purchasing. Working for a university with a population of 60,000 Lyons faced the challenge of how to reduce damage to the environment while still meeting the needs of this community.Lyons covers the key areas including:• purchasing policy design and implementation strategies • how to write environmentally-sensitive contracts• the relevance of environmental laws • understanding the competitive bidding process• enforcing the environmental responsibilities of suppliers • developing corporate leadership strategies• putting contractual enhancements into action• developing national and international environmental partnerships
 

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Three things stand out from this book -
1. How much money - and resources - Dr. Lyons saved for Rutgers since he began his work there on "Green Purchasing."
2. How easy it should be to build on
and replicate his results elsewhere.
3. How little we've done - his book was written in 2000.
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Contents

Is it really your responsibility?
6
Purchasing professionals do not operate alone
12
Rutgers University USA
18
waste
25
The policy implementation strategy
31
Using Your Organizational Structure
34
one document to tell the whole story
44
Creating Environmental Contracts
51
The environmentally sensitive purchasing flow process
66
Contracts for paper with recycled content
72
Other contract modifications
78
International university programs
91
The Internet
98
Ways forward for purchasers
117
Conclusion
139
Index
155

What next?
59

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Kevin Lyons is Head of Purchasing at Rutgers University, Camden Campus.

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