EPA Updated Resources to Aid Federal Purchasers
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released an updated Framework for the Assessment of Environmental Performance Standards and Ecolabels for Federal Purchasing under its Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) program, and a webpage highlighting ecolabel criteria that address perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). These actions are a key step in implementing President Biden’s Executive Order on Catalyzing Clean Energy Industries and Jobs through Federal Sustainability and the accompanying Federal Sustainability Plan.
Climate Foundations Coaching Program
Free Sustainable Procurement Conference
- World Sustainable Contracting Day – May 17, 2022
A World Commerce & Contracting event
Sustainable Contracting: Why You Should Care? While goals and principles provide the framework for sustainability, they will be achieved through contracts!
Federal Working Groups Feds Can Join for Help
- The information on CDP, SBTI and EPA's work on GHG will be an extremely helpful starting point (and more) for a contracting community that knows little about decarbonizing the supply chains that they buy from.
- For the Climate Related Financial Risk EO 14030, awareness of the TCFD report may be helpful to a few who are buying financial services on behalf of FEMA and Treasury, though they are likely already aware. Buying such services is a specialized and potent pivot point for diversifying the risk of contingent liability for adaptation resources.