|Submission Date||Oct. 6, 2014|
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PACES, the President's Advisory Committee on Environment and Sustainability, has developed a campus strategy entitled "Creating a Sustainable Western Experience". In response to this strategy, Western's Procurement Services have created a guide known as "Purple to Green: Sustainable Procurement Guidelines", that will assist PACES in achieving its sustainable purchasing goals. Within the Purple to Green: Sustainable Procurement Guidelines, it states that "Western has a responsibility to procure products with minimal environmental impacts and select products that are ethically sourced. Choosing products that consume fewer natural resources, have minimal waste outputs, and have a long life span are not only better for the environment, but also for our pockets. Procuring such products can lead to smarter returns on investments, happier employees, and a healthier planet." Additionally, it guides departments throughout campus to "purchase locally manufactured and Canadian made products when economically feasible".
Western prides themselves on offering opportunities openly, fairly and transparently to all businesses. Western strives to achieve the best value for money as they are publicly funded. Additionally, Western meets the requirements of the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act in terms of the tendering processes.