Sunday, October 30, 2011

Federal Supply Chain Partners Urge to Reduce Carbon Footprint

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Contractors Advised to Look at Carbon Footprint as Agencies Strive for Sustainability

Businesses bidding on federal contracts should begin evaluating and making plans to reduce their greenhouse gas footprint as federal agencies move to implement an executive order on sustainability, experts advised.

Executive Order 13514, issued in 2009, requires agencies to meet a series of targets for cutting energy and water use and reducing waste and pollution. It also requires 95 percent of new contracts to qualify as energy-efficient, water-efficient, or otherwise be environmentally beneficial.

That will mean businesses bidding on government contracts should be able to demonstrate how they have accounted for their energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, potentially all the way down the supply chain, contracting experts said. See more...

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