NYU believes procurement decisions should be based on an evaluation of environmental criteria in addition to product performance, price, and availability.
BEST PRACTICES & PROCUREMENT STRATEGIES
- Reduce waste: Purchase products made from recycled materials and materials that can be reused. Use tree-free paper, recycled office supplies and remanufactured toner cartridges in lieu of virgin items.
- Purchase durable and reusable goods: Consider a product's estimated life span, energy, maintenance, consumable supplies, and disposal costs. Some suppliers will take back used items when new ones are purchased.
- Order products less frequently or in bulk: This is especially true for office supplies.
- Surplus: Asset Management will effectively redistribute or dispose of surplus property.