Every day, thousands of UBC staff and faculty members and students purchase goods and services that have economic, social and environmental impacts. The UBC Sustainable Purchasing Guide has been designed to help you, as a staff and faculty member or student, to buy sustainable goods and services.


The UBC Sustainable Purchasing Guide supports the adoption of UBC Financial Operations' Sustainable Purchasing Priorities and reflects a triple-bottom-line approach that balances best value, social equity and environmental protection. Collectively, UBC's purchasing choices can make a positive difference.

The Guide contains sustainable purchasing resources spanning 14 content areas, an eco-label glossary, and information on how UBC is continuing to advance sustainable purchasing on campus and beyond.

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The UBC Sustainable Purchasing Guide is a collaborative initiative by UBC Supply Management and UBC Sustainability and Engineering.