Green purchasing training presentation july 2012

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Green purchasing training presentation july 2012

  1. 1. THE GREEN PURCHASING JOURNEY INMOONEE VALLEY JULY 2011
  2. 2. Green Purchasing – why do it? When we purchase goods or services there is some environmental impact that results. Mineral ResourcesForest resources Manufacturing Retail Water resources Energy Resources Landfill
  3. 3. Green Purchasing – why do it? When we purchase goods or services there is some environmental impact that results. Mineral ResourcesForest resources The all-important Manufacturing Retail consumer Water resources Energy Resources Landfill
  4. 4. Green Purchasing – why do it?Green procurement is a powerful tool with which to addressclimate change and the over-exploitation of our resources. Mineral ResourcesForest resources The all-important Manufacturing Retail consumer Water resources Energy Resources Landfill
  5. 5. Green Purchasing – why do it?Green procurement encourages less environmental impactby reducing resource input requirements either by theconsumer or the manufacturer. Mineral Resources Eg. recyclingForest resources The all-important Manufacturing Retail consumer Water resources Energy Resources Landfill
  6. 6. Green Purchasing – Existing Definitions“…procurement activities that aim towardsminimising an organisations overallenvironmental impact.”“The ultimate green procurement is the avoidanceof the purchase altogether.”
  7. 7. COMMITMENTMany of our staff have taken great green purchasing initiatives.MVCC is committed to green purchasing. We set out this commitment in our: - Environment Sustainability Plan in 2007 - Waste Management Strategy in 2008 - Procurement Policy in 2010We have systems to record and report on ourgreen purchases.BUT, the most important element is our staff and howthey go about purchasing.
  8. 8. HOW WE RECORD GREEN PURCHASES• Select your green category at point of requisition• One Green Selection Code no matter how many (different) line items purchased• Currently aligned to the most expensive line item.
  9. 9. OUR STARTING POINT –ROOM TO GROW2011-12 Council Green Spend as aStaff selected “no green Percentage of Total Quarterly alternatives available” for 75% Spend of purchases. 100%This result indicates Non Green sustainability staff have not 80% Spend Green Spend explained green purchasing to Spend procurement staff as there is % 60% almost always a greener alternative which would count 40% as a green purchase.Clearly we must explain to our 20% staff what green purchasing is. 28% 28% 19% 17% 0% 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Quarter Quarter Quarter Quarter
  10. 10. Defining Green PurchasingHang on! So what really isa green purchase?It seemed everyone had a differentopinion. ? ? ??
  11. 11. Defining Green PurchasingSome said it depended on how it was made.Some said it depended on what it replaced.Some said it depended on how you used it. ? ? ??
  12. 12. Defining Green PurchasingThese products help run our business moresustainably…But are they made sustainably?
  13. 13. Defining Green Purchasing Manufactured overseas using higher proportion of green power Manufactured locally using higher proportion of fossil fuel power Can we still count either panel as a green purchase?
  14. 14. Why are we so pedantic at Moonee Valley? Example Purchase: Mains water Green Purchasing rainwater tank to replace Definition 1 mains water Products and services that are less damaging to replaced by the environment and human health than those you are currently buying. Green Product? In many cases, yes!
  15. 15. Why are we so pedantic at Moonee Valley?To avoid this situation… Example Purchase: Mains water Green Purchase rainwater tank to replace Criteria Definition 2 mains water A green product is one that is less damaging for replaced by the environment and/or human health than competing products that serve the same purpose Green Product? Maybe not - depends on how it is produced...
  16. 16. Defining Green PurchasingLet‟s clarify and say a green purchase can be - best environmental practice - or, at least, better than what you currently do…This replaced by replaced by replaced by this (not better, maintaining (better) (better) current best practice)
  17. 17. Defining Green Purchasing Purchase of a 4 seat personal vehicle for city use High Environmental Impact Definition: Better than current practice competing products Definition: Best Practice Purchase Less damaging than competing products Lower Environmental Impact Sequence of Purchases over Time
  18. 18. Defining Green PurchasingWhat about services?If I commission a building energy audit is this a greenpurchase?Yes - it helps run our business more sustainably.
  19. 19. Q: What is Green Purchasing at Moonee Valley? Firstly, it is one part of Sustainable Purchasing.Environmentalconsideration: Social consideration:For example, For example,I buy item with the lowest I buy fairtrade products toresource use/pollution. support human rights Environmental Social Economic Economic consideration: For example, I buy the item with the best value for money.
  20. 20. Q: What is Green Purchasing at Moonee Valley? Secondly, it must meet at least one of the following specific green purchasing criteria: Products Services Green Supplier Green Provider Necessary service provided Necessary goods more sustainably than made to industry best services we currently buy practice or is at least made and/or provided to industry more sustainably than best practice. goods we currently buy. Eg. green cleaning Eg. recycled paper services Green Product Green Service Goods that will improve Services to improve the the sustainability of our sustainability of our business or are business or are sustainability best practice. sustainability best practice. Eg. solar panels Eg. energy audits
  21. 21. Moonee Valley Green Purchasing Criteria In summary All different – but they all count as green purchases Products Services Green Supplier Green Provider Goods from a Services from a „green supplier‟ „green provider‟ Green Product Green Service Goods to „green‟ our Services to „green‟ our business business
  22. 22. Example Purchases Example Purchase:Green Purchase low watt light globe toCriteria replace incandescent globe1. Green Supplier Goods from a green supplier2. Green Product replaced by Goods to green our business3. Green Provider Services from a green provider4. Green Service Services to green our business
  23. 23. Example Purchases Example Purchase:Green Purchase low watt light globe toCriteria replace incandescent globe1. Green Supplier Goods from a green supplier2. Green Product replaced by Goods to green our business3. Green Provider Services from a green provider4. Green Service Services to green our business
  24. 24. Example Purchases Example Purchase:Green Purchase low watt light globe toCriteria replace incandescent globe1. Green Supplier Goods from a green supplier2. Green Product replaced by Goods to green our business3. Green Provider Services from a green provider4. Green Service Services to green our business
  25. 25. Example Purchases Example Purchase: Mains waterGreen Purchase rainwater tank to replaceCriteria mains water1. Green Supplier Goods from a green supplier2. Green Product replaced by Goods to green our business3. Green Provider Services from a green provider4. Green Service Services to green our business
  26. 26. Example Purchases Example Purchase: Mains waterGreen Purchase rainwater tank to replaceCriteria mains water1. Green Supplier Goods from a green supplier2. Green Product replaced by Goods to green our business3. Green Provider Services from a green provider4. Green Service Services to green our business
  27. 27. Example Purchases Example Purchase: Mains waterGreen Purchase rainwater tank to replaceCriteria mains water1. Green Supplier Goods from a green supplier2. Green Product replaced by Goods to green our business3. Green Provider Services from a green provider4. Green Service Services to green our business
  28. 28. Example Purchases Example Purchase:Green Purchase Energy auditor‟s reportCriteria1. Green Supplier Goods from a green supplier2. Green Product Goods to green our business3. Green Provider Recommends Services from a green provider replacement by4. Green Service Services to green our business
  29. 29. Example Purchases Example Purchase:Green Purchase Energy auditor‟s reportCriteria1. Green Supplier Goods from a green supplier2. Green Product Goods to green our business3. Green Provider Recommends Services from a green provider replacement by4. Green Service Services to green our business
  30. 30. Example Purchases Example Purchase:Green Purchase Energy auditor‟s reportCriteria1. Green Supplier Goods from a green supplier2. Green Product Goods to green our business3. Green Provider Recommends Services from a green provider replacement by4. Green Service Services to green our business
  31. 31. Example Purchases Example Purchase:Green Purchase Green cleaning servicesCriteria1. Green Supplier Goods from a green supplier replaced by2. Green Product Goods to green our business3. Green Provider Services from a green provider4. Green Service Services to green our business
  32. 32. Example Purchases Example Purchase:Green Purchase Green cleaning servicesCriteria1. Green Supplier Goods from a green supplier replaced by2. Green Product Goods to green our business3. Green Provider Services from a green provider4. Green Service Services to green our business
  33. 33. Example Purchases Example Purchase:Green Purchase V8 to replace V10Criteria1. Green Supplier Goods from a green supplier 7.3 litre V102. Green Product Goods to green our business3. Green Provider Services from a green provider replaced by4. Green Service Services to green our business 6 litre V8
  34. 34. Example Purchases Example Purchase: Green Purchase CFL light globe to replace Criteria CFL light globe 1. Green Supplier Goods from a green supplier 2. Green Product replaced by Goods to green our business 3. Green Provider Services from a green provider 4. Green Service Services to green our businessBe careful! This product is not better than whatwe currently do and is no longer best practice!
  35. 35. Example Purchases Example Purchase:Green Purchase LED light globe to replaceCriteria LED light globe1. Green Supplier Goods from a green supplier Best practice2. Green Product replaced by Goods to green our business best practice3. Green Provider Services from a green provider4. Green Service Services to green our business This product is arguably the new best practice standard in lighting.
  36. 36. Summary of Moonee Valley definitionIf you are going to measuresomething you must measure itagainst something you know.You need a benchmark to judge yourpurchases to decide if they are green.
  37. 37. Summary of Moonee Valley definitionEverybody’s green is different, sothe best benchmark is your own.Generally, if it is better than where youare currently at, then it‟s a greenpurchase.
  38. 38. Summary of Moonee Valley philosophy:Change.We are living in a changing world.We see the principle of greenpurchasing as positive change.If your purchase represents a positivechange for the environment, it isalmost certainly a green purchase.

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