Sustainable Purchasing Guide
This guide balances economic, social, and environmental purchasing considerations. Together, our purchasing choices can make a difference.
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About our Sustainable Purchasing Program
Formerly called the Environmental Purchasing Program
King County’s policies support the purchase of sustainable products and services that provide environmental, social and economic benefits.
King County is committed to continuously improve the impacts of its procurement of goods and services in a transparent and accountable way that balances fiscal responsibility, social equity, and environmental stewardship. The County’s sustainable purchasing policy focuses on sending a clear message to employees, suppliers, and other stakeholders that the County desires products and services that deliver key sustainability benefits and will increasingly be a criterion in purchasing.
The Sustainable Purchasing Program provides county personnel with information and technical assistance to help identify, evaluate, and purchase economical, effective, and sustainable products and services.