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Sustainable procurement

Procurement & Contract Services wants to help you go green!

As a campus community, we all have a role in the impact University of Waterloo has on the Environment. This does not only pertain to our large acquisitions, but probably even more so to the smaller more repetitive purchasing decisions we all make every day. We invite you to use the tools & information on this page so that collectively we can all make a difference.

The University of Waterloo supports environmentally positive initiatives.  Our goals are to pursue sound life cycle choices whenever possible and to encourage our suppliers to strive towards not just environmentally progressive goods, but to aggressively pursue increasingly superior environmentally preferable products.

The University of Waterloo will always consider environmentally superior product choices in our procurement decisions, and will, when appropriate, factor a certain percentage of cost towards superior environmental goods and services.