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Buying Green, Supplying Green

Greater Peterborough companies are being invited to get ahead of their competitors by attending a breakfast seminar examining the business benefits of green purchasing. 

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 performance.

The event costs 14+VAT (Business & Environment Scheme members), 20+VAT (non-members).

For further information or to book your place call Antony Gough, details below.

June 2002




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