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Sustainable Purchasing Research Initiative

Sustainable Purchasing Research Initiative

Sustainable Purchasing Research Initiative

SPRI produces actionable research insights and knowledge about sustainable purchasing globally.


Sustainable purchasing is the acquisition of products and services that cause less environmental harms and offer greater social benefits throughout their lifecycle.

Worldwide, organizations and individuals are increasingly shifting their purchases towards products and services that are more sustainable. To do so, organizations are adopting sustainable and green purchasing policies. Individuals are using sustainability standards to purchase more sustainable products and services.

Similarly, the market for sustainable products and services is expanding. These activities are at the core of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals .

Tips for advancing green purchasing

SPRI conducts transdisciplinary research to understand why and discover solutions to sustainable purchasing barriers.

Would you like to know more about sustainable purchasing and information about how to reduce environmental impacts?

Read our tips