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Free Sustainable Product Factsheet Series by Reeve Consulting: Food Service Ware

 

If you have purchased catering for an event, you have used a food service container.

Food service ware can an integral part of catering and takeout, but without consideration, they can also be a procurement risk. Reeve is back with another factsheet (check out our previous factsheet about Coffee and Tea), and will continue to release factsheets for some of the most common product categories such as furniture, promotional products, and professional services. These resources 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.

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UNEP Global Review of Sustainable Public Procurement

Foreward

Procurement processes that consider social, economic and environmental factors play a strategic role in trans- forming markets for more sustainable products and services; the ‘sustainable procurement’ approach can ad- dress not only the triple planetary crisis, but also salient socio-economic issues such as human and labor rights, diversity, inclusion and gender equality. Public procurement, which amounts to over US$13 trillion annually at global level, can prove to be a game changer in this regard. This was acknowledged by the international community when it included Target 12.7 on sustainable public procurement in the Sustainable Development Goals. More recently, private organizations have joined the global sustainable procurement movement thereby adding further to the transformation of demand signals towards sustainability.

 

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Sustainability Playbook for Major Sport Organizing Committees

How to use this Playbook & Toolkit

This Sustainability Playbook & Toolkit has been created to help the Special Olympics USA Games and other large event organizers be more effective and efficient in implementing robust and successful sustainability programs and projects. The Playbook draws from the deep expertise of team members and first-hand experience gained at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle—the first time the Special Olympics USA Games have had a comprehensive sustainability program. The 2018 Special Olympics USA Games demonstrated that sustainability has the potential to inspire meaningful connections between Special Olympics USA Games stakeholders, and leave lasting, positive legacies for the local community and the broader Special Olympics movement. A robust sustainability program covers both environmental and social issues. For more information on what a sustainable event involves, (refer to page 39 for the Sustainability Strategy used for the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games).

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Special Olympics USA Sustainability Impact Report

About This Report

This report tells the sustainability story of the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games. Its purpose is to provide an open and transparent account to various stakeholders and interested parties of the actual results and outcomes of the Games. We’ve profiled short stories of some things that went well, and we’ve provided the data to let readers come to their own conclusions on how well the sustainability program worked at the 2018 USA Games, and what may be improved upon in the future.

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Free Sustainable Product Factsheet Series by Reeve Consulting: Coffee and Tea

Coffee and tea have become a regular part of many people’s day-to-day lives.

With tea and coffee being in the top three drinks of choice worldwide, it is important to look at the sustainability implications of these products and how we can have a positive impact. Reeve is back with another factsheet (check out our previous factsheet about Sustainable Cleaning Supplies), and will continue to release factsheets for some of the most common product categories such as furniture, promotional products, and professional services. These resources 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.

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Best Practice Framework Series #5: Tools: Bridging the Gap

A Sustainable Procurement Program is only as impactful as its executors allow. Best Practice Framework elements like Strategy and Action Plan, Staffing and Resources, Policy, and HIPO Lists are crucial for building the strong foundation of a Sustainable Procurement Program, but are not always utilized in day-to-day purchasing decisions. This is why Tools are a crucial element of high performing Sustainable Procurement Program: they provide a tangible starting point, empowering procurement staff to translate sustainable procurement principles into actionable steps.

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An Update from our Shoreline Cleanup 2023

Thank you to all of the wonderful volunteers who attended our Shoreline Cleanup and Afterparty on July 27th. We were happy to be able to share a meaningful Reeve tradition with so many new and returning people in our community.

We are also pleased to say that with the donations from our volunteers, our friends at Fairware, and our own contribution, we were able to raise $700 for Ocean Wise!

We hope to see everyone again next year to repeat this monumental success!

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