Sustainable Procurement - Resources

Table of contents

  1. Guidance documents
  2. Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth resources
  3. Additional resources
  4. Product specifications



1. Guidance documents


2. Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth resources

A. Case studies on sustainable procurement

B. Purchasing goods and services

-- Food

-- Medical devices and supplies

-- Non-medical devices

-- Building materials and furnishings

C. Reducing health care impacts

D. Implementation strategies

E. Cost Analysis Tools

F. Purchasing Cooperative

  • Greenhealth Exchange: Purchasing cooperative that makes it easy to source products and services used in health care settings that are good for people and the planet.

G. Recognition programs


3. Additional resources

You may also find helpful the following external resources on implementing sustainable procurement:

A. Sustainable public procurement, general guidance

B. Social and ethical procurement

C. Sustainable procurement claims and labeling

D. Identifying criteria

E. United Nations resources


4. Product specifications

A. Protection without pollution: COVID-19 waste-reduction strategies

  1. Guidance for sustainable glove purchasing: As health care facilities rethink their purchasing and supply chains in the wake of COVID-19, this guidance can serve as a roadmap for advancing sustainable options [English] [Spanish] [Portuguese]
  2. Guidance for immunization waste management: The huge need for masks, gloves, and other personal protective equipment, millions of COVID-19 tests, and lifesaving hospital treatment for victims of the disease has, in many cases, led to an increase in health care waste. This guidance provides recommendations on how to better manage and safely dispose of waste associated with immunization. [English] [Spanish] [Portuguese]
  3. Guidance for Personal Protective Equipment for immunizations practices: This document is for health professionals who are using PPE as they administer vaccinations. It will help vaccine administers ensure infection prevention while reducing unnecessary product use and waste. [English] [Spanish] [Portuguese]

B. Health Care Without Harm's quick guides