17 January 2002
Hertfordshire County Council's supply company has produced a guide to encourage the purchase of "green goods".
The 28-page booklet from County Supplies and Contract Services (CSCS) shows users of its services which products are ecologically friendly. They are marked with one or two green leaf symbols depending on their percentage of recycled content.
Steve Gilbey, head of CSCS, said: "We received a growing number of calls asking for information about the availability of environmentally friendly products in the workplace."
The booklet shows the council's commitment to creating a cleaner workplace with ISO 14001, the global environmental management standard, as well as providing practical advice for organisations wanting to improve their green credentials.
CSCS is a member of the Central Buying Consortium, which consists of 17 councils involved in joint contracting, professional development and best practice.
• For a copy of the CSCS guide, call 01707 281810.