SUSTAINABLE PROCUREMENT

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

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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.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES