WGP Credit 5: Environmentally Preferable Product Procurement (Non-Capital Items)

 

WGP Credit 5: Environmentally Preferable Product Procurement (Non-Capital Items) (1-2 points)

Non-Reciprocal

Intent:

To encourage and increase the procurement of recycled content and other environmentally preferable products (EPP[1]).

Requirements:

Local Government Requirements

Tier 1: (1 point)

Demonstrate the Local Government’s procurement of products that meet EPP requirements for a minimum of 10 percent of the local government’s procurement budget 

Tier 2: (1 point)

Demonstrate the Local Government’s procurement of products that meet EPP requirements for a minimum of 25 percent of the local government’s procurement budget.

Industry Requirements

Tier 1: (1 point)

Demonstrate the Company’s procurement of products that meet EPP requirements for a minimum of 10 percent of the Company’s procurement budget. 

Tier 2: (1 point)

Demonstrate the Company’s procurement of products that meet EPP requirements for a minimum of 25 percent of the Company’s procurement budget.

Potential Strategies

●      Utilize an open database of ‘preferred’ alternative chemicals, materials, and processes to help companies reformulate products to make them more circular.

 

●      Establish procurement guidelines to label products as compostable.


[1] EPP criteria should conform with EPA or US Department of Energy or SMaRT Sustainable Product Standard guidelines for environmentally preferable products as outlined in Federal Executive Order 13693, section 3 (i) or demonstrated through life cycle assessment. Products that are certified to Version 4 of the SMaRT Sustainable Product Standard count 2x non-certified products.

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