University of Saskatchewan

Financial Services Division (FSD)

Sustainable Purchasing

Sustainable purchasing involves the critical evaluation of products, services and processes that move the university towards procurement decisions that provide the best value, i.e. total cost of ownership with the lowest environmental and social impacts. "Cradle to grave" costs need to be considered such as, how the products are made, what they are made of, where they come from, how they will be used and how will they be disposed of.

Introduction to Sustainable Purchasing

Definitions

Certifications

Checklist for Sustainable Purchasing

Commodity Protocols

Resources

Links

Sustainability