Environmentally Preferable Purchasing
Environmentally preferable purchasing, or EPP, refers to buying products and services with reduced effects on human health and the environment.
EPP Rapid Research Service
Many cities, counties, states and the federal government are in the process of developing their internal procedures to incorporate EPP criteria into their purchasing decisions. This research takes staff time. PPRC is pleased to be able to assist with the process by bringing EPP Rapid Research Service to Northwest governments.
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
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:
- how the organizations choose product categories and attributes for EPP initiatives,
- how they integrate EPP into their everyday purchasing decisions,
- what common challenges they face, and
- the positive outcomes produced by the organizations’ EPP efforts.
Synopses of the participating organizations’ EPP strategies or programs are included in an appendix to the report.