Policy / Systems / Technology

July 22, 2005


International Green Purchasing Network Launched

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The International Green Purchasing Network (IGPN) was established on April 25, 2005 by the Green Purchasing Network, Japan and other related organizations in and outside the country.

The basis for the new international network was the Sendai Declaration on Green Purchasing, adopted at the First International Conference on Green Purchasing held in Sendai City, Japan in 2004. The IGPN aims to contribute to creating a sustainable society by promoting global Green Purchasing activities and the development of environmentally preferable products and services. Green Purchasing refers to purchasing products and services that help reduce environmental impacts.

Activities of the IGPN will include collecting and providing information on examples of global Green Purchasing, on best business practices involving environmentally preferable products, and the latest green purchasing trends. It also plans to establish a global network for sharing this kind of information, and to hold international conferences and workshops in Asia and other regions to promote international Green Purchasing movements.

The IGPN aims to expand Green Purchasing activities globally in future by developing consistent procurement principles, product evaluation tools and a product database.


Posted: 2005/07/22 05:57:00 AM
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