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Sustainable Procurement

RPN and SPLC member logosSustainable procurement means taking sustainability considerations into account in your procurement actions. At the City of Portland this means thinking carefully about what we buy, buying only what we really need, purchasing products and services with high environmental performance and considering the social and economic impacts of a purchasing decision.

Sustainable procurement activities at the City of Portland range from small scale actions such as buying recycled paper or less-toxic cleaning products, to the retrofitting of public buildings with high energy efficiency standards or developing an alternative fuel fleet. With such a large market share public buyers can have a big influence in driving the market towards sustainable solutions.

 CITY EMPLOYEES: "Sign In" to PortlandOregon.gov to view the Sustainable Procurement for Employees website that contains employee-specific resources for identifying and specifying safer products and services.


Sustainable Procurement Resources for Employees

Best practices, example criteria, metrics, and related sustainable procurement resources for employees

Sweatshop Free Procurement Policy and Compliance

Information on the City's effort to buy uniforms made in factories with fair labor practices

Sustainable Procurement Reports

Reports related to the City's Sustainable Procurement Program