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Thriving, not just Surviving: Living Wage at Reeve

Paying a living wage is more than just compensating employees for basic living expenses; it helps foster economic growth and worker quality of life, reduces exploitation, and can even improve employee productivity. In May 2023, Reeve Consulting received our Living Wage for Families BC certification and formally committed to paying all our employees and contractors at or above the living wage for Metro Vancouver.

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Best Practice Framework Series #4: HIPO Lists: Don’t get Stuck in the Planning Phase

When building and implementing your sustainable procurement program, it is easy to get caught in a perpetual planning phase. Creating a Strategy and Action Plan, updating Policies and Procedures, and mapping Staffing and Resources are all important elements of a sustainable procurement program, but they are only a portion of a high impact program. The goal when implementing a high impact sustainable procurement program is to avoid spending too much time on planning while the organization spends thousands of dollars on high-risk product/service categories.

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Prepare Your Organization for the Fighting Against Forced and Child Labour in Supply Chains Act in Canada

You may have heard that Canada is taking the next step into addressing forced labour and child labour in their supply chain. Earlier this year, we wrote about what you need to know with regards to the Fighting Against Forced and Child Labour in Supply Chains Act (the Act), including its context, who it affects, and the reporting requirements. Read on to learn about the Act’s updates, and to ensure your organization is prepared for the Act and it’s reporting requirements.READ MORE

Free Sustainable Product Factsheet Series by Reeve Consulting: Cleaning Supplies

On the path to a cleaner future: cleaning supplies!

Many traditional cleaning products are harmful to people and ecosystems, not to mention resource intensive and GHG-emitting. Reeve Consulting is back with another factsheet (check out our previous factsheet about Sustainable IT Hardware!) 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 #3: Sustainable Procurement Policy, Less is More!

An effective Sustainable Procurement Policy directs staff to meaningfully consider sustainability during procurement practices, alongside the traditional criteria like price, quality, and service. The Policy is often a base for Sustainable Procurement Programs. One of the most common mistakes that organizations face when developing their Programs is allocating too much time and resources into developing their Policy. This cannibalizes valuable time and effort from other important elements like the Strategy and Action Plan or Staffing and Resources.

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Dear Ocean Enthusiasts, Help us Brighten our Beaches!

The ocean acts as our largest carbon sequestration vessel. More than 30% of CO2 and 90% of excess heat caused by human activities is stored within the ocean’s depths1, weakening climate change’s impacts. Every year, humans dump masses of plastic and other toxins into the ocean, severely affecting our largest global ecosystem. Mark your calendars for July 27th, and come participate in our beach cleanup after work at Jericho Beach to help the Reeve community make a difference.

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Free Sustainable Product Factsheet Series by Reeve Consulting: IT Hardware

It’s not just about the hardware…

Choosing sustainable IT products requires looking into energy consumption, electronic waste and company ethics. Are you looking for simple and easy to understand information about what makes a product more sustainable? Reeve Consulting is back with another factsheet (check out our previous factsheet about Sustainable Catering!) and will continue to release factsheets for some of the most common product categories such as furniture, promotional products, and construction. 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 #2: Don’t Get Your Sustainable Procurement Program Stuck on the Side of your Desk!

Sustainable procurement is strategic initiative with the potential to power the most important organizational priorities. But to improve the sustainability of our supply chains, we can’t expect procurement professionals to implement Sustainable Procurement out of the goodness of their hearts: big impacts can only come with adequate support and resourcing. In this Best Practice Framework Series blog, we will discuss the effect resourcing can have on making Sustainable Procurement programs impactful.

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Making the Most of your Environmental Procurement Criteria for Construction Projects.

The CCSP sat for the third peer exchange of the year on May 11th. This month’s topic: environmental impacts in construction. Read on to learn about certifications, lowering impacts of construction, embodied carbon, and some industry leaders in green building. 

With almost 40% of annual global emissions coming from the built environment1, there is an opportunity for the construction industry to become a pioneer in reducing global carbon emissions. Speakers from WSP, Mantle Developments and UBC enlightened CCSP members on the importance of setting sustainability priorities, reducing embodied carbon and planning for climate resilience.

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