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Understand what sustainable attributes we look for when purchasing goods and services in our Sustainable Purchasing Guide.
Find out which products and services we have green contracts for in our Awarded Contracts List, which denotes contracts with sustainable attributes.
See King County's Sustainable Policies here.
These policies include the county's Strategic Climate Action Plan, Green Building Ordinance, and Equity and Social Justice Strategic Plan.
Do you have an innovative sustainable good or service you want to share with us? Contact our Sustainable Purchasing Program Manager, Karen Hamilton, at: EPP@kingcounty.gov
King County looks for products and services that save the County money and reduce its impact on the environment.
- LED lighting
- Efficient Appliances, equipment and fixtures
- Alternative fuels
- Alternative fuel vehicles
- FSC-certified wood
- Remanufactured and refurbished products
- Recycled-content paper
- Re-refined and bio-based lubricants and motor oil
- Recycled asphalt and concrete
- Recycled-content janitorial paper products
- Green cleaners
- EPEAT-certified electronics
- Low VOC flooring, paint and furniture
- Low GHG cement alternatives
- Integrated pest management services
Ecovadis: EcoVadis was founded to help procurement teams and their supply and service partners find a common ground to solve sustainability challenges. It offers Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) reporting, which has been adapted to 190 categories.
Carbon Disclosure Project : Disclosure tool to report your companies’ greenhouse gas emissions reductions to manage environmental risks and opportunities. CDP is a non-profit that operates the global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts.
GRI Reporting: Global standards for sustainability reporting. GRI helps businesses and governments worldwide understand and communicate their impact on critical sustainability issues such as climate change, human rights, governance and social well-being.