Sustainable Purchasing 101: What exactly is sustainability and sustainable purchasing?

Interactive Workshop Lounge

Unless you are a sustainability expert, you may not have a solid understanding of the definition of sustainability and what it means to practice sustainability through purchasing. Or, you may be looking for easy ways to explain these concepts to others. Either way, this interactive workshop will help by explaining sustainability in an easy to understand framework, describing the potential benefits of sustainable purchasing, and highlighting the many ways you are likely already engaging in sustainable purchasing. Building on this shared understanding, participants will be invited to explore life cycle thinking, ways to approach sustainable purchasing with a multi-issue lens, and the many opportunities to incorporate sustainability considerations throughout all aspects of purchasing, from pre-competitive market engagements, bidding, contracting, catalog management, reporting, supplier relationship management, and more.

Workshop - SPLC: Sustainable Purchasing 101