Green Purchasing at Iowa State University

What is Green Purchasing?

Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP), or Green Purchasing, refers to the procurement of products and services that have a reduced effect on human health and the environment when compared with competing products or services that serve the same purpose. This comparison may consider raw materials acquisition, production, manufacturing, packaging, distribution, reuse, operation, maintenance, or disposal of the product or service.

Iowa State University Procurement Services is committed to continuous improvement in procuring environmentally preferable products, promoting sustainable practices, and managing energy consumption, while fully supporting the University's mission to create, share, and apply knowledge to make Iowa and the world a better place. 


Supplier Sustainability Code of Conduct

The University strives to manage its business in a sustainable and responsible way. We seek to do business with suppliers who share our concerns for, and commitment to, sustainable business practices. Suppliers shall meet all applicable environmental rules, regulations, and laws in the countries where they do business and shall consistently look for new and better ways to conserve resources, reduce pollution and waste, and enhance the communities in which they operate.