Green Initiatives Every year, facility managers spend hundreds of billions of dollars purchasing products and services. Sustainable procurement is more than just purchasing green products and services; it is about planning purchasing decisions strategically, identifying the optimal strategy and managing the supply chain with a sustainable approach in order to maximize social and economic benefits while minimizing environmental impact. Beginning from the selection, renovation and retrofit, and furnishing, to the operation and maintenance, of facilities, is each purchase decision a real necessity and are there more sustainable alternatives? What are the life cycle impacts of the items to be purchased, from production to usage to disposal? What are the key assessment and selection criteria? How to investigate sustainable claims to avoid greenwash? How to develop a holistic sustainable procurement plan so that organizations and occupants can derive long-term benefits, including the building of a sustainability-focused supplier base? Click here to RSVP.