Sustainable Procurement Policy
MDD Europe Ltd. | Sustainable Procurement Policy
Last Updated: January 1st, 2022
MDD Europe Ltd. (MDD) recognizes its responsibility to minimize negative impacts on human health and the environment while supporting a diverse, equitable, and vibrant business practice. MDD recognizes that the types of products and services the company buys each have inherent social, human health, environmental and economic impacts. MDD endeavours to make procurement decisions that embody the company’s commitment to sustainability.
This Sustainable Procurement Policy is intended to focus on the following areas:
- Identifying those sustainability factors that shall be incorporated into procurement decisions
- Providing implementation guidance
- Empowering employees to be innovative and demonstrate leadership by incorporating sustainability factors into procurement decisions
- Procuring goods and services that are environmentally friendly without compromising cost or Quality
- Complying with all local, state, and federal laws that govern our procurement activity
MDD will incorporate the following factors when writing specifications for or procuring materials, products, or services. While not all factors will be incorporated into every purchase, it is the intent of this policy that MDD will make the effort to integrate and balance these factors to the maximum extent possible.
Environmental factors to be considered include but are not limited to the following:
Waste generation, greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption, depletion of natural resources, impacts on biodiversity, emitting pollutions, toxicity, especially the use of persistent, bio accumulative, and toxic chemicals
Use of Best Practices
Best practices in sustainable procurement are those that utilize leading edge sustainability factors, standards, and procedures in an efficient and effective way that is successful and replicable. MDD will utilize best practices in sustainable procurement as they evolve.
Toxics in Products and Services
MDD will utilize the framework of the precautionary principle as a guide when evaluating the comparative toxicity of products and services.
Education and Training
MDD shall commit to providing the appropriate dedicated staff levels and related funding to support the implementation and coordination of this policy. This includes activities such as, but not limited to, employee training and resources, professional services, product/service pilot tests, and educational materials.
Energy and Water Savings
Recognizing that the generation of electricity is a major contributor to air pollution and global warming issues and that clean water is a finite resource, MDD values products that minimize the use of these valuable resources.