Free Sustainable Product Factsheet Series Launched by Reeve Consulting: Catering and Food Services
Do you feel overwhelmed by all the potential sustainability considerations when making simple or routine purchases? Whether that be minimizing packaging, or the carbon footprint of a product, or whether you are supporting a local business or a social enterprise? Are you looking for simple and easy to understand information about what makes a product ethical, or more sustainable? In the coming months, Reeve Consulting will be releasing factsheets for some of the most common product categories such as IT hardware, furniture, promotional products, and construction. These factsheets will help define sustainable products/suppliers, eco-labels to look out for, and top tips to make your next procurement as impactful and seamless as possible.
What is a factsheet?
Each factsheet will allow you to quickly scan through an overview of where the problem lies within the specific product category, criteria to consider when deciding on your next purchase, and benefits of making sustainable choices. On the second page of the resource, we have provided various eco-labels, which are logos or certifications to look out for when making choices to easily identify green and/or ethical products and services.
Why should I use a factsheet?
Factsheets have a multitude of use-cases! These factsheets can be used as a tool to distribute amongst your procurement team, business unit, and sustainability team to provide facts for purchases. These resources can be posted in the office as signage, used by team members who purchase out of catalogues, or left on the side of your procurement team’s desks to help them make low value purchases or put together RFPs.
How to use this factsheet?
When the time comes and you’re needing to make a purchase for your organization, pick up this factsheet and read through the criteria and eco-labels to look out for. Be sure to engage with your suppliers and ask them questions to see what they are already doing in terms of sustainability.
Download our factsheet here to help with your next purchase and check back next month for another resource guideline as we talk about our next product category, office-consumables.