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44-ME4211 - Green Procurement Programmes Environmentally...

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1 UPK / MECH ME4211 Development of Green Products Green Procurement Programmes Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) Programme - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency http://www.epa.gov/epp/pubs/guidance/finalguidance.htm# There are 5 guiding principles (refer to note and the website) § Guiding Principle 1 : Environment + Price + Performance = Environmentally Preferable Purchasing ( Environmental considerations should become part of normal purchasing practice , consistent with such traditional factors as product safety, price, performance, and availability) § Guiding Principle 2 : Pollution Prevention (Consideration of environmental preferability should begin early in the acquisition process and be rooted in the ethic of pollution prevention, which strives to eliminate or reduce, up-front, potential risks to human health and the environment )
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2 UPK / MECH ME4211 Development of Green Products Green Procurement Programmes … § Guiding Principle 3 : Life Cycle Perspective/Multiple
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