Maintaining A Sustainable Purchasing Program

What Is It?

Sustainable purchasing programs enable companies to minimize their environmental impact based on pre-determined goals, such as life cycle analysis or waste reduction. Individual organizations establish sustainable purchasing guidelines to reduce the environmental impact of goods and services used on-site.


The benefits of establishing and maintaining a sustainable purchasing program can be wide ranging. For example, companies can achieve reductions in solid waste and energy use, lower disposal costs, and increased recycling rates.

  • Read More¬†about the U.S. Governments Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Program

Challenge Participants Currently Adopting This Practice

  • A Better City
  • Beacon Capital Partners
  • BioMed Realty Trust
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Boston Housing Authority
  • Boston Properties, Inc.
  • The Colonnade Hotel
  • CB Richard Elllis
  • ERG
  • Federal Reserve
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • John Hancock
  • Marriott
  • Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance
  • Massachusetts Convention Center Authority
  • Meister Consultants
  • Nixon Peabody
  • Nutter, McClennen & Fish, LLP
  • Peabody Office Furniture¬†(link to Project Story)
  • Save that Stuff
  • Seaport Hotel
  • Sheraton Hotel
  • Tsoi/Kobus & Associates
  • Turner Construction
  • Veolia

Financing Options, Incentives, And Rebates

Additional Resources

Examples of Sustainable Purchasing Program in the Boston Area:


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