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  1. Environmentally Preferable Purchasing at Yalepresented by Yale University Procurement and the Office of Sustainability

  2. WHAT IS EPP? Purchasing products that have a reduced negative effect on human health and/or the environment when compared to comparable products and services. EPP = Environment + Price + Performance

  3. Why should we care about EPP? • Improves ability to meet Yale’s environmental goals and requirements • Potential cost savings • Improves worker health and safety • Reduces operating and maintenance costs, including hazardous material handling and disposal costs • Helps create and sustain markets for environmentally responsible and recycled content products • Helps preserve natural resources

  4. GUIDING PRINCIPLES OF EPP • Include environmental considerations as part of the normal purchasing process. • Emphasize pollution prevention early in the purchasing process. • Examine multiple environmental attributes throughout a product's or service's life cycle. • Compare relevant environmental impacts when selecting products and services. • Collect accurate and meaningful information about environmental performance, and use it to make purchasing decisions. Source: EPA

  5. I. Include environmental considerations as part of the normal purchasing process. • Include blanket sustainability statement in Requests for Proposals and Requests for Information • “Yale University strives to conduct business in a sustainable manner…”

  6. II. Emphasize pollution prevention early in the purchasing process. • Procure products which: • Eliminate or minimize use of toxics through substitution with less harmful substances • Increase energy and water efficiency – seek out products that reduce demand on these resources.

  7. Systems Analysis Across the Life Cycle Main Production Sequence Material Production Energy Production INPUTS OUTPUTS Manufacturing Use Ancillary Materials & Services End-of-Life III. Examine multiple environmental attributes throughout a product's or service's life cycle. Source: Professor Tom Graedel, Yale University, 05ie04.ppt

  8. IV. Compare relevant environmental impacts when selecting products and services. • When comparing products and services based on their environmental impacts, consider the following: • The reversibility of the environmental impacts • The geographic scale of the environmental impacts • The relative increase in environmental performance • The importance of protecting human health

  9. V. Collect accurate and meaningful information about environmental performance, and use it to make purchasing decisions. • Use Comparison charts and rating systems • EPEAT • Look for third-party certifications • Greenguard • Energy Star • Forest Stewardship Council

  10. What is Yale University Procurement doing about EPP? • Participated in NAEP’s Sustainability Institute and joined the Responsible Purchasing Network • Buyers include a Sustainability Statement in RRIs and RFPs and request presentations from Yale suppliers to learn more • EPP has been incorporated into policies and procedures • Surveyed Top Yale suppliers on their activities • Surveyed other universities on their planning and progress • Updated Green Purchasing web site • Created a guide to EPP at Yale • Initiating an outreach program in partnership with Office of Sustainability to further Yale’s goals

  11. Yale’s Green Purchasing Successes

  12. Are we making progress with EPP at Yale?

  13. New Yale Policy The General Purchasing Policy now instructs the Yale community to: • Use recycled content paper • Purchase climate-neutral vehicles

  14. “Through the power of the negotiated competitive contract, the regular process of hammering out agreements with suppliers and contractors is the ideal arena for implementing a variety of environmental programs.” Buying for the Future, Dr. Kevin L. Lyons, PhD, Director and Research Professor, Rutgers University Purchasing Department

  15. Here’s how you can make a difference! • Check SciQuest for products meeting environmental certification standards at great negotiated prices! • Purchase a minimum of 30% recycled content multi-purpose paper, #CEB8511RCY • Purchase high-quality remanufactured toner cartridges then recycle them. • Purchase general office supplies with recycled content. • Think about other steps to green your office – REDUCE, REUSE, & RECYCLE. This decreases the need to spend more on new products! • Spread the word to your colleagues!

  16. How can I learn more? • Use Yale’s Green Purchasing Website (www.yale.edu/procurement/green_purchase.html) • Take EPA’s online EPP training. (www.epa.gov/epp/tools/gentt/textver/index.html) • Attend Yale ‘s Scientific Vendor show and other events • Ask our suppliers – challenge them to meet Yale’s goals.