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Green Procurement Plan - Part B: Scorecard - Clothing and Textiles

Last updated: 30/08/2011

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Green: Mandatory specification or fully implemented initiative.
Yellow: Optional specification or partially implemented initiative.
Red: Identified as a potential specification or initiative. Not yet incorporated into GoC procurement.

INITIATIVES: Last
30/03/11
SO
Current
31/12/11
RFSO
Future
31/03/12
RFSO
Notes
Proposed Standard Environmental Considerations for all Contracts
GoC Commitment to Green Procurement
Standard paragraph stating commitment to integrating environmental considerations into GoC procurement
Green
Green
Green
 
Reports and billing
Invoices and correspondence to be sent and processed electronically
Red
Yellow
Yellow
 
Use of electronic signatures, where client capacity to accept them exists, to reduce paper consumption
Red
Yellow
Yellow
 
Draft reports are sent electronically
Green
Green
Green
 
Limitations on number of hard copies of documents provided
Green
Green
Green
 
Paper is certified as originating from a sustainably managed forest and/or has a minimum of 30% recycled content
Green
Green
Green
 
Reduction/Reuse
Client groups have guidelines to reduce consumption
Red
Red
Yellow
 
Supplier Engagement
Survey of suppliers to identify environmental features of products.
Yellow
Green
Green
 
Supplier communication to indicate environmental objectives in future years.
Yellow
Yellow
Green
 
Successful bidders' environmental information available - within government and publicly
Red
Yellow
Green
 
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS AND CRITERIA
1. Manufacturer's commitment to the environment
Manufacturer's environmental policy statement
Yellow
Yellow
Green
 
Manufacturer has history on environmental initiatives.
Yellow
Yellow
Green
 
Manufacturer has conducted waste audit.
Red
Red
Red
 
Manufacturer has plans for environmental improvements.
Yellow
Yellow
Green
 
ISO 14000 accreditation or equivalent
Red
Red
Red
 
2. Resource input
Use of non-organic solvent-based adhesives
Yellow
Yellow
Green
 
Metal parts designed to emit low amounts of off gases
Green
Green
Green
 
Metal parts contain recycled material
Green
Green
Green
 
Air quality impacts are monitored
Red
Red
Yellow
 
Energy and water consumption reduction
Yellow
Yellow
Green
 
3. Product design
Garments are modular for replacement of worn out parts, eg. protective vests
Red
Yellow
Green
 
Products are made from sustainable fabrics and textiles
Red
Yellow
Yellow
 
Products meet the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 (where applicable)
Red
Yellow
Yellow
 
Products meet the SMART Sustainable Textile Standard 2.0 (where applicable)
Red
Yellow
Yellow
 
4. Manufacturing
Contractors cut maximum number of garments from fabrics
Green
Green
Green
 
Unused fabric is shredded and used in stuffing, eg. Pillows
Green
Green
Green
 
5. Packaging and Distribution
Contractors re-use cardboard cartons to ship products
Green
Green
Green
 
Cartons are made from recycled cardboard
Green
Green
Green
 
Suppliers and clients accept re-used packages
Green
Green
Green
 
6. Use and Maintenance
All garments have wear and washing labels
Green
Green
Green
 
Repair services allow parkas and diving suits to be used for minimum of 5 years
Green
Green
Green
 
7. Disposal
Product buy or take back program.
Green
Green
Green
 
Program exists to recondition, re-use, or recycle uniforms.
Green
Green
Green