The manufacture and supply of products often generate hidden environmental, health and social impacts. From harvesting the raw materials, to the manufacturing and packaging process, to the transportation requirements: all of these details determine the product’s sustainability footprint and whether it is a good sustainable purchasing choice.
Sustainable purchasing is an effort to buy greener, healthier, and more sustainable products that also meet price, performance and quality requirements. It aims reduce negative environmental and social impacts by considering these impacts and buying better products and services. This could include buying from local suppliers or choosing products made from recycled materials.
Make better purchasing choices for your business with these websites:
- EcoSpecifier - home of leading certified and verified sustainable products.
- Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) - GECA’s product database will help you choose goods and services that are better for the environment.
- Energy rating - look for products with a high star energy rating when replacing electrical equipment.
Page last updated: 08 October 2018