Webinar Recording - Sustainable Purchasing 101: Achieving Your Procurement Goals with Products that Meet the Triple Bottom Line

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    Webinar Recording

    Presented by:  
    Tad Radzinski, PE, ISSP-CSP, LEED AP, SFP
    Contact hours: 1 (Contact hour awarded based on registering and attending the live event)


    For many, sustainable purchasing requirements are the new norm. You may be receiving top-down instructions on sustainability goals, realizing the importance to your stakeholders, or trying to do what is right for your agency. This presentation will introduce attendees to the key steps in implementing a sustainable purchasing plan, including an introduction to sustainable procurement benefits, guidelines, and the “triple bottom line.” A tool to help procurement professionals achieve environmental goals, sustainability can ensure that purchasers make the best economic decisions while supporting the community they serve. Using specific examples within public procurement, attendees will receive an introduction to sustainable purchasing, learn how to identify sustainable products, and be prepared to utilize sustainable purchasing as an opportunity, rather than an obligation. Go from 101 to pro with this crash course in sustainable purchasing!


     After completing this online training session, learners will be able to:
    1. Understand the market drivers for sustainable purchasing and determine which sustainability attributes can best serve your organization.
    2. Identify and evaluate the sustainability attributes of all types of products, compare products, and be able to recognize "greenwashing" claims.
    3. Apply this understanding to the development of a sustainable purchasing program, with the knowledge of how sustainability can help organizations to meet their triple bottom line.

    Presenter Bio

    With over 30 years of practical experience, Tad Radzinski is a leading expert in corporate responsibility and environmental management. Tad, co-founder and Certification Officer of GreenCircle Certified, LLC, provides third-party verification of environmental claims, ensuring transparency in the green marketplace, where he developed and implemented GreenCircle’s rigorous evaluation process. Utilizing his extensive experience with green building standards, international codes and standards, auditing, sustainability, and waste management, he actively contributes to the development of industry-leading standards and certifications.

    Attendance for Individuals

    In order to receive one contact hour, each member needs to register for the webinar individually in advance and then watch the live webinar. Your credit is tabulated by match between your login and your registration.

    Attendance for Groups

    There is a Group Sign-In Form provided with each webinar. The group sign-in form does not register anyone for the webinar, it just verifies live attendance. Each person will receive their login email on the day of the webinar – this verifies their registration. The group sign in form verifies that they watched the live webinar.
    Please contact distancelearning@nigp.org if you do not receive your login information by 12 pm on the day of the webinar.
  • Webinar 071619: Sustainable Purchasing 101: Achieving Your Procurement Goals with Products that Meet the Triple Bottom Line (Non-Member Rate includes a one-year complementary NIGP membership for eligible individuals)
    $190.00 USD
    Note: Prices may increase as the event nears
  • Registration Information

    Registration Deadline: Monday July 15, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST - Registrations cannot be accepted the day of the Webinar.


    Registration is Online Only


    The $190.00 non-member fee includes one full year of complimentary membership to NIGP for those that are eligible. Please call Customer Care at 800-367-6447 for more information.
  • All cancellations must be made in writing by emailing registrationinfo@nigp.org. Once the login email is sent, registrants that are non-members are not eligible for a refund. Registered participants who do not attend will not receive credit. Need to miss the webinar due to a last minute meeting? There is no need to cancel. You won't receive credit, but you will still receive all the handouts and the recording link.
  • NIGP Webinar Disclaimer

    The content of this webinar is intended for informational purposes only. It is not intended to solicit business or to provide legal advice. Laws differ by jurisdiction, and the information in this webinar may not apply to every attendee. You should not take, or refrain from taking, any particular action based upon the information contained in this webinar without first seeking jurisdictional guidance.