This training provides a solid foundation to the fundamentals of sustainable procurement and the benefits it can deliver to your organisation. It is a half-day course ideal for staff with little or basic levels of knowledge of sustainable goods and services, and is a great way to engage staff from a range of roles and levels within the organisation.
Events & Training
This half day course explores the critical role of contracts and
tenders in making green purchasing ‘business as usual,’ and how and
where you can effectively implement changes in your procurement
documentation. Ideal for procurement officers responsible for running tenders and sustainability staff who are requested to provide input in the process.
ECO-Buy Members are invited to join us for a webinar on engaging your staff on sustainability. It will feature two members who are demonstrating leadership in this area – Glen Eira City Council and Moonee Valley City Council.
Members in South Australia are invited to attend our network meeting, which will focus on how to engage suppliers on sustainability. The session will focus on best practice case studies and examples of supplier engagement on sustainability, and allow participants to work together in identifying barriers and solutions.
Our second Leaders' Forum will focus on a challenge many of our members share – Engaging Suppliers on Sustainability. ECO-Buy Members will also hear a case study from a leading organisation and work together to build collaborative solutions to common barriers.
The Victorian Local Government Annual Green Purchasing Report has recently undergone a review with the help of local government ECO-Buy members. LG members are invited to hear what the green purchasing reporting process will look like from 1 July 2014 by coming along to an information session.
ECO-Buy is introducing a new initiative for our members – the ECO-Buy Leaders Forum. The purpose of the Forum is to explore best practice sustainable procurement through an interactive, problem-solving approach; build a strong network of members sharing their experiences.
BRWMG, ECO-Buy and WMAA are excited to present a forum on how leading organisations are taking advantage of the unique benefits of using recycled materials in capital works and infrastructure projects.
The Recycled Mixed Plastics Purchasing Toolkit, developed in conjunction with the Australian Packaging Covenant, is being launched this month. Members are invited for an early peek at the guides and discussion with a supplier of recycled plastic products.
This Master Class, delivered by global procurement expert Shaun McCarthy, will provide the construction and infrastructure sectors with practical guidance on generating social value through procurement.
Melton City Council recently presented a Member Webinar on how they ensured construction of
their new library considered sustainability from start to finish, leading them to win 5 Green Stars and the Procurement Australia Sustainable Procurement Award.