Sustainable purchasing can yield positive economical benefits for private companies in terms of Risk Management, Cost Reduction and Revenue Growth.

Sustainable Purchasing (or Green Procurement) is a spending and investment process associated with the sustainable development efforts.  Hotels that practice green procurement meet their needs for goods, services, utilities and works not only on a private cost-benefit analysis but include a view that maximizes net benefits for themselves and the wider world.  These considerations are typically divided into the categories of environmental, economic and social (also known as the “Triple Bottom Line”).  Each business will define Sustainable  Purchasing (Green Procurement) for themselves as they define their sustainability initiatives.  

 Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) is a program of the US federal government whose purpose is to use it’s enormous buying power to stimulate market demand for green products and services.  Sustainable purchasing can be complex.  The EPA has created a site ( that can help you:

  • Find and evaluate information about green products and services
  • Identify federal green buying requirements
  • Calculate the costs and benefits of purchasing choices
  • Manage green purchasing processes

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