Implementing a strategy

Six steps to success

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Help your organization reduce costs and environmental impact by making ENERGY STAR® part of its procurement strategy. Not sure where to begin? Start by following these six steps.

  1. Make a commitment.
    Ensure your procurement policy has the active support of senior managers and practices include choosing ENERGY STAR certified products whenever possible.
  2. Develop an action plan.
    The plan should explain new procurement practices, identify products to be replaced by ENERGY STAR certified models and specify timelines for each step of the plan’s implementation.
  3. Put the plan into action.
    A senior procurement official or manager should be responsible for ensuring the plan is followed.
  4. Make it rewarding.
    Recognize purchasing officers or staff teams who help change the organization’s buying habits.
  5. Track purchases.
    Identify which ENERGY STAR certified products the organization has purchased. Look for gaps.
  6. Promote your progress.
    Build momentum for ENERGY STAR and green procurement by publicizing your organization’s progress. Share success stories, report results, celebrate!

The ENERGY STAR name and symbol are administered and promoted in Canada by Natural Resources Canada and are registered in Canada by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.