Greener Purchasing: Opportunities and Innovations
Greenleaf, 1998 - Business & Economics - 325 pages
Every organisation, public and private, no matter what its size, purchases goods and services. Large organisations also have considerable influence over the practices of their suppliers. As greener purchasing practices have become more common in large organisations, the implications for companies in the supply chain have similarly increased. Yet greener purchasing policies remain the exception rather than the norm in large organisations. Why is this? And how can environmental purchasing practices that have produced tangible business benefits for a number of companies worldwide receive wider take-up?
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Implementation of Public Green Procurement Programmes
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