University of Wisconsin–Madison

The Business Case for Sustainable Procurement

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Economic Justice, Environment & Natural Resources
Sustainable procurement benefits the larger economy by reducing damages associated with climate change and hazardous chemicals, minimizing costly environmental and health problems in workers and other people, especially children. Shifting to sustainable procurement resonates through supply chains and can grow local economies in a positive way. It can advance opportunities for underserved populations and minority- and women-owned businesses. When we perceive procurement, not as an isolated, neutral process, but as part of the solution, everyone benefits.

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