sustainable procurement for lab products has arrived
Historically lab products have been excluded from sustainable procurement efforts owing to the lack of reliable, third-party verified information. But now we can act. Use the ACT label to choose products and vendors based on the values most important to you and your organization. For example, the label can be used to evaluate:
- Renewable energy use
- Shipping impact
- Packaging impact
- Recycled content
- Total environmental impact from manufacturing to disposal
Since we're just getting started with this program, the best way to think about the label is to ask whether a vendor has one or not. Those manufacturers who are willing to be transparent should be rewarded, and those who are not yet participating should be encouraged to do so. Talk to your reps and tell them you want to see the ACT label.
Is your organization using the ACT label? Let us know! Sign up below to join the ACT community and find out about new labels and updates.
Want to start integrating the ACT label into your procurement system? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.