Sustainability

Our Commitment to Sustainable Procurement

The Procurement's Statement for Green Buying at Emory defines Procurement Services commitment to promote and encourage the use of environmentally and socially responsible products. The guidelines established focus on source reduction, recycled content products, energy and water savings, toxins and pollution and forest conservation.

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Review Emory's Sustainability Vision and Strategic Plan for 2015 - 2025

Green Buying and Recycling Resources

Select our Green Buying webpage to learn what is available for your purchases of sustainable green goods and services from Emory's Contract Suppliers and resources for recycling your office products, such as:

  1. Copy paper (100% post-consumer waste recycling paper)
  2. Cartridge recycling program and contacts
  3. Furniture (office and education furniture)
  4. Printing
  5. Energy efficient products (magnetic and electronic lamp and ballasts)

Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council

Emory University is one of the founding members of the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC). Just as the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED program provides a shared platform for guiding, measuring, and recognizing leadership in green building, the Council proposes a shared platform for guiding, measuring, and recognizing leadership in sustainable purchasing. 

You may stay informed of news and updates by subscribing to the SPLC Newsletter.

The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council officially launched in 2013. The SPLC is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support and recognize purchasing leadership that accelerates the transition to a prosperous and sustainable future. The Council’s programs and community of practice will help institutional purchasers to:

  1. prioritize opportunities to influence the social, environmental and economic life cycle impacts of purchased goods and services,
  2. identify existing leadership standards and approaches that address these priorities,
  3. benchmark progress toward goals, and
  4. receive recognition for advancement.