Tracking green purchasing processes
From paper to furniture and from fleet vehicles to computers, St. Louis County procures products and services of all types to support the operation and maintenance of the County. By including environmental considerations in purchasing decisions, the County can promote practices that conserve natural resources, reward environmentally conscious manufacturers, while remaining fiscally responsible.
With this much influence in the market, the County has the opportunity to stimulate market demand for green products and services.
A sustainable purchasing program entails many steps including:
Evaluating information about green products and services
Calculating the costs and benefits of purchasing choices