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Shopping cart with green leaf, showing green purchasingWhether your organization is incentivized through policy to choose environmentally preferable options or, ideally, you embrace these options because they make economic sense and have a reduced effect on human health and the environment, you’ll be pleased to know that learning more about these choices on Statewide Contract just got simpler with our new Environmentally Preferable Products and Services Guide, now published as a living document on mass.gov/epp. Select the Find Green Products and Services on Statewide Contracts tile to get environmental information and resources for 65 product and service categories.

Use the Guide to:

  • Learn about EPPs available on Statewide Contracts;
  • Review environmental specifications developed;
  • Find certifying entities associated with products and services;
  • Locate contract-related recommendations, legislation, policies, and guidelines;
  • Uncover State Agency resources;
  • Learn about vendor accreditation/certification requirements;
  • Be aware of chemicals and toxics of concern.

Here are but a few examples of what you can glean from the Guide …

User Tips: Purchasing from a Statewide Contract?

  • Reference the Guide to know what environmentally preferable products and services are available and be better positioned to drive informed conversations with vendors.
  • The Guide also is an excellent starting point when following Executive Order 515, which requires Executive Agencies to purchase EPPs when they are readily available, perform to satisfactory standards, and represent best value.

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