Green Procurement

Environmentally Preferable Purchasing


The OC Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) Policy is intended to assist in the procurement of goods, services, and materials that have the lowest life cycle cost. The regulation provides the basis for securing environmentally friendly and sustainable purchasing practices through the EPP Best Practices Guide


Environmentally Preferable Purchasing refers to the procurement of goods and services that have a lesser or reduced effect on human health and the environment when compared with competing goods or services that serve the same purpose. This comparison shall take into consideration such things as; raw materials acquisition, production, manufacturing, packaging, distribution, reuse, disposal, energy efficiency, performance, safety and cost.