Learn about NYU Procurement's programs and initiatives to support green purchasing.
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.