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County Wins Two Awards for Sustainable Purchasing

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County staff accept award from SPLC's Board Chair, Dr. Anastasia O'Rourke, and Executive Director Jason Pearson.
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(May 2015) The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC) named Alameda County one of four national recipients of Awards for Leadership in Sustainable Purchasing as well as the winner of an Outstanding Case Study Award.

Alameda County was awarded the Purchaser Leadership Award for a Special Initiative for a strategic plan for copy paper. The award recognizes a purchasing organization that has demonstrated exceptional leadership in improving the environmental, social, and economic performance of its supply chain in a specific area. The County requires purchase of 100% post-consumer-recycled copy and printing paper and offsets the price difference through paper use reduction. The program supports small local business suppliers of copy paper and expands its impact by encouraging other government agencies to use the County's lower-cost contract to select 100% recycled paper.

Outstanding Case Study Awards recognize efforts to exercise and support leadership in sustainable purchasing. Alameda County's Outstanding Case Study, "Trends in Climate Impacts of Public Agency Procurement: A Meta-Analysis," will become part of SPLC's online case studies database.

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