The 'Buying Green, Supplying Green' event is being
organised by Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) and will take
place at Peterborough United Football Club on June 18th.
The key note speech will be given by the Chartered Institute of
Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) and the seminar will be relevant to all
purchasing managers, environmental managers and company directors in
both the private and public sectors.
Antony Gough, Co-ordinator of the PECT
Business & Environment Scheme explained 'The benefits of green
purchasing are clear for both suppliers and customers alike. As a
customer, working with greener suppliers can reduce your costs. There
is little argument that reducing waste, energy consumption and
material usage can save money. If suppliers make savings in these
areas, you will almost certainly benefit. By ensuring your suppliers
have sound environmental performance, you can be confident that the
ability to supply will not be compromised because an organisation has
fallen foul of environmental regulation.'
He continued 'As a supplier cost
savings through environmental management can significantly reduce
overheads allowing you to deliver a more competitive product at
reduced cost to your customers. Improved environmental performance
also reduces the risk borne by investors, and can allow for favourable
lending conditions with banks and reduced premiums with insurers'.
With companies increasingly being
judged by customers and investors for their sound environmental
practice, as much as profitability, adopting an environmental policy
is an opportunity to demonstrate that your company has a quality
management process committed to reduced environmental impacts in all
areas it can control or influence. Such a policy will also satisfy
your customers who have adopted green purchasing practices to minimise
their own environmental impacts.
This seminar will introduce the
rational behind Green Purchasing Policies, how to implement them and
how to cope when an important customer asks questions about your green
The event costs £14+VAT
(Business & Environment Scheme members), £20+VAT
For further information or to book
your place call Antony Gough, details below.