Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Documents

EPP General Report

This report includes an overview of the topic, reasons for and benefits of "green purchasing", as well as numerous links to additional information and online resources for environmental purchasing.

EPP Programs and Strategies Report

Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) Programs and Strategies: Integrating Environmental and Social Factors into Procurement Practices.
October 2003. 98 pages
[PDF, 601 kb] [Word, 810 kb]

This report highlights the variety of approaches organizations are using to incorporate environmental and social factors into procurement activities. Based on interviews with representatives from 18 public and private sector organizations, the report describes:

Synopses of the participating organizations’ EPP strategies or programs are included in an appendix to the report.