Last month the Government Services Administration (GSA) announced a new set of guidelines, the Draft G, aimed at easing the confusion brought upon federal buyers whom are required to purchase eco-friendly products per FAR Part 23 when faced with the varying 444 eco-labels currently in use across the market today.
The GPA, alongside the EPA, have worked diligently to create a distinct set of guidelines, detailing whether or not private sector standards and eco-labels are adequate for use in federal procurement. To become an approved, eco-labelled federal supplier, goods must be developed and managed in an environmentally conscious manner.
As eco-friendly service-providers to federal agencies across the US, the team here at The Refinishing Touch is pleased with this initiative. Not only will it streamline and simplify buying processes, it will ensure only the greenest of the green is getting through the system.
The government sector is influential, and when decision-makers – such as the GSA – take the necessary actions to improve sustainability and increase awareness, the effects are far-reaching.
These standards are now open to the public for review, comment and suggestions. If you’re interested in taking a moment to consider these, click here. If you’d like to learn more about The Refinishing Touch’s sustainable work in federal agencies, please visit our website or get in touch today.