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Purchasing Reducing social & environmental impact when purchasing products & services
  • Responsible Purchasing Badge
By making conscious purchasing choices, we can influence the market for eco-friendly, sustainable products and services. The Responsible Purchasing Badge recognises the value of informed procurement decisions that consider factors such as energy, materials, transport, packaging and reusability.
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How to earn this badge

For guidance, see Green Tips about avoiding heavily packaged products and buying energy-efficient equipment, and the Sustainable Procurement tool and policy guide. To find verified indigenous businesses, explore Supply Nation.

If you do five or more of the actions below, you will earn a Responsible Purchasing Badge (Workplace).

  1. We buy goods with low packaging whenever possible
  2. When low-packaged goods are not provided when appropriate we tell the shop manager or producer of the goods to minimize packaging on products in the future
  3. We buy locally produced products whenever available
  4. We purchase from local suppliers whenever possible
  5. We buy fair trade products (those from ethical and environmentally friendly workplaces and production sources where workers are paid a fair wage)
  6. We buy only low-energy electrical products
  7. We buy only products that are able to break down easily into nature or are able to be recycled easily
  8. We support and buy from First-Nations-owned enterprises

How to add a badge to your profile

Sign in and go to your member profile page, then select 'Review my badges'. Follow the 'Read more' links to check the actions for each badge, and tick checkboxes for any badges you have earned. Once you've clicked the 'save' button, the selected badges will display on your profile.

Remember, Green Street Badges rely on each member's honest declaration of what they are doing to be sustainable, so check the actions for each badge carefully!