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Sustainable Purchasing

Drexel Green logo Procurement Services’s Sustainability Goals

  • Develop mechanisms for increasing awareness and utilization of sustainable products by asking vendors to make green alternatives easily identifiable and accessible

  • Market products or programs offered by preferred suppliers that support sustainable goals

  • Partner with vendors with refurbishing solutions to repurpose existing furniture, fixtures, and equipment in storage across all campuses


What is Green/Sustainable Purchasing?

  • Typically the purchase of products and services that:

    • Use renewable energy sources and recycled materials

    • Use non-toxic materials

    • Protect and restore the earth’s natural resources

    • Are efficient and equitable

  • Encourages evaluation of multiple environmental impacts of every product throughout its life cycle:

    • Raw materials acquisition

    • Production and manufacturing

    • Packaging and distribution

    • Use and operation

    • Maintenance

    • Disposal (recycling and remanufacturing)

  • Recycled content products

  • Environmentally preferable products

  • Bio-based products

  • Energy and water-efficient products

  • Alternative-fuel vehicles and alternative fuels

  • Non-ozone depleting substances

  • Products whose use in a system affords a specific performance requirement

  • Operational and maintenance practices


For more information about Drexel University's committment to environmental sustainability, please visit the Drexel Green website.