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Reduced Total Costs
A green purchasing program has several advantages for the business community. Reduced costs are high on the list. Green purchasing strategies can save organizations money on supplies they need to stay in business.
Organizations that implement a green purchasing program have achieved the following cost savings:
Enhanced market position:
Many organizations have also adopted environmental purchasing policies for traditional business reasons such as:
Ease of implementation:
A green purchasing strategy is compatible with existing purchasing programs. Minor policy changes can produce great effects for an organization that is not currently considering long-term costs for each purchase. What purchaser would argue with eliminating unnecessary purchases or reducing overall costs?
Organizations can easily try implementation on a limited basis. Organizations can utilize a step-wise approach to implementation. As the results for early changes are measured and understood, it will be easier to spread the practice to other products and services. Purchasing professionals have tremendous influence in the market. Suppliers who value your business will do what they can to accommodate environmental standards you set for the products you purchase.
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Hub Last Updated: 2/26/2013