By Kevin Lyons
Supported by way of WWF this important new ebook demonstrates the right way to make environmentally sound deciding to buy judgements. Drawing on his adventure because the head of buying for an immense American college, Kevin Lyons deals a pragmatic advisor to dependable paying for. operating for a school with a inhabitants of 60,000 Lyons confronted the problem of the way to lessen harm to the surroundings whereas nonetheless assembly the desires of this community.Lyons covers the most important parts including:• buying coverage layout and implementation ideas • how you can write environmentally-sensitive contracts• the relevance of environmental legislation • knowing the aggressive bidding strategy• imposing the environmental duties of providers • constructing company management suggestions• placing contractual improvements into motion• constructing nationwide and foreign environmental partnerships
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The point is that all key individuals know that change can only happen within the framework set down in the procedural manuals. With this in mind, the two environmental policies and the environmental contract management program were designed so that they would fit perfectly into the structure of the university. After having been presented to the University Senate and president, this policy and program were introduced by the president himself to the university community by means of the letter already shown earlier in this chapter.
Once it becomes a priority to get our whole community to think carefully before they order something new, then great environmental opportunities (not to mention cost savings) can be created. At Rutgers, we used various communications to promote this message. For example, the initial letter from the Recycling and Resource Reduction Committee of Rutgers to the university departments included the following: We have been charged to: 1 review and recommend practical recycling, source reduction and recycled products use measures 2 Recommend goals and objectives for recycling and source reduction 3 Encourage co-operative interaction between diverse members of the university community to instil a ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’ ethic, and 4 Recommend education programs.
Ray Richards’s document, Positively Wellington, for Wellington City Council, showed that similar programs developed as far away as New Zealand present striking resemblances to the Rutgers program. Some of the key points of the Wellington 1996–99 Interim Strategic Plan were the following: Wellington City Council’s strategic direction can be summarized as follows: 1 We respond to the needs of the community 2 We concentrate on our core business as defined by our role in the city 3 We identify the city’s weaknesses, and assist in building the city’s strengths 4 We play our part in looking after the city’s key assets 5 We promote the wise and sustainable use of the city’s resources 6 We manage our assets and finances in line with our core business commitment and our long-term goals.
Buying for the Future: Contract Management and the Environmental Challenge by Kevin Lyons