EHS Management

Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Still Evolving

Популярное виртуальное казино для всех

В современном мире для того чтобы просто отдохнуть ото всех проблем, которые периодически на нас сваливаются, требуется найти подходящее развлечение, которое бы полностью соответствовало всем вашим требованиям и характеристикам. Но для того чтобы это осуществить нужно потратить некоторое количество времени, потому что из-за большого перечня игр остановить свой выбор на одном развлечении очень сложно. В то же время вы имеете возможность попробовать, как классические варианты игр, так и самые современные, которые можно найти на просторах всемирной паутины. Но далеко не каждый сайт может предоставить вам качественное развлечение, ведь в данном мире также существует личности, которые думают, как получить большую сумму денег сразу, и не затрачивая никаких усилий. Чтобы предостеречь себя заранее, вам необходимо прочитать все отзывы, которые вывешены на выбранном сайте, а также воспользоваться иными источниками, например специализированными развлекательными форумами. В то же время мы можем вам предложить воспользоваться услугами нашего популярного виртуального казино, которое предлагает вам только качественное и проверенное развлечение.

Вместе с нами вы имеете возможность попробовать играть в автоматы вулкан бесплатно , данный режим игры поможет вам узнать все необходимые правила, которые вам потребуются во время игры на настоящие деньги, но перед этим вам требуется пройти несложную регистрацию. Абсолютно всем своим пользователям мы гарантируем полную конфиденциальность всех данные, которые вы ранее любезно предоставили нам. Приходите к нам не только за основным выигрышем, но также и за настроением, которое взбодрит вас на следующую рабочую неделю.

Implementing an EPP program can be a daunting task given the huge amount of information available and the fact that it is subdivided into multiple, often overlapping categories. EPP guidance can be found for different industry sectors as well as for geographic and political regions, governmental agencies and organizations, and EPP-specific groups that certify products, programs, and other aspects of EPP.

In fact, although the federal requirements for EPP go back to 1993, until very recently, there was no single recognized agency, organization, or body overseeing the very diverse and segmented EPP resources in the United States. In July 2013, however, a new nonprofit, called the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council, was formally announced with the following immediate priorities:

  • Define sustainable purchasing leadership,
  • Perform a strategic review and analysis of the many national and international sustainable purchasing guidance options now available, and
  • Develop a multisector, multistakeholder membership to create “community infrastructure” enabling participation and leadership.

The Council anticipates production of useable tools for membership in 2014, with additional projects on the table pending staffing and funding increases.


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While this new endeavor promises to bring EPP into much greater focus for business and industry, there are several other programs already in place that have successful track records. One of the most often used vehicles for EPP information sharing and achievement recognition are the many Pollution Prevention (P2) programs implemented by state environmental agencies. P2 programs are one of the oldest and most successful tools for helping business and industry achieve a range of pollution prevention objectives, often on an industry-specific scale. Over the years, P2 programs have evolved as new regulations were promulgated and new processes and programs mandated. Since so much of EPP relates to preventing pollution at many levels, P2 programs and EPP are a natural fit.

Many state and local agencies’ procurement departments also have expanded their offerings in sync with their own EPP requirements. For example, the Procurement and Contract Services website for King County, Washington, provides specific information about environmental purchasing, including lighting, electronics recycling, and electric vehicles, as well as products, annual reports, guidance document links, and contracting information. In the commonwealth of Massachusetts, businesses can access state purchasing information for both buyers and sellers, as well as green product lists, reports, tools, and case studies.


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For those hoping to get products certified for purchase, there are several organizations in the mix, creating uncertainty for many who just want to do it right the first time. One way to play it safe is to rely on sources within government. As noted yesterday, the Federal Trade Commission’s Green Guidelines establish the legal bases for making environmental claims about products (for marketing and labeling) for both manufacturers and certifying organizations. Other federal agencies also play roles within their own jurisdictions, such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), which oversees organic and biopreferred product certification, and the EPA, which manages the Design for the Environment safer cleaning products assessment as well as Energy Star appliance ratings (with the Department of Energy), WaterSense for products that save water, and EPEAT for electronics and computers. Each of these programs utilizes licensed third-party certification organizations that are already vetted by the agency in charge to ensure compliance with all requirements.

For products outside these programs, the EPA provides links to other federal certifying initiatives as well as groups providing certification and labeling for a variety of specific products or industries at http://www.epa.gov/greenerproducts/related/#one. Although the EPA notes it does not endorse any of the nongovernmental organizations listed, links are provided for industries as diverse as forestry, carpeting, and fisheries and seafood. Also included are links to international programs such as those representing fair trade and rain forest protection.