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Purchasing Organization Eyes Suppliers' Green Policies

Corporate United, which styles itself as the nation's leading group purchasing organization, has extended its environmental concerns outside its four walls. It has begun identifying the green initiatives of its suppliers and encouraging members to take advantage of contracts with sustainability features.
"Responsible, green, sustainable initiatives are now an imperative," says Andrea Morton, Corporate United supplier manager. "By recognizing the significant efforts of our suppliers and connecting them with our member companies, we are participating in the global mission to improve environmental conditions. Our goal is to help members make better informed and more responsible decisions."
By connecting member companies with suppliers offering green options, members are able to incorporate sustainability into their corporate procurement strategy by participating in contracts with environmental and sustainability features, Morton says.
Corporate United, headquartered in Cleveland, facilitates a network of more than 100 Global 2000 companies across every industry sector with sourcing and contract management solutions by providing the services and resource flexibility needed to manage their enterprise spend requirements.The following are among the supplier partners whose green policies are approved by Corporate United: CentiMark, a commercial roofing contractor; Cintas, the sixth-largest promotional products distributor; InterCall, which specializes in conference communications; Konica Minolta, an office imaging company; and Office Max, the office products distributor.
Visit: CorporateUnited.com, www.corporateunited.com

Corporate United, which styles itself as the nation's leading group purchasing organization, has extended its environmental concerns outside its four walls. It has begun identifying the green initiatives of its suppliers and encouraging members to take advantage of contracts with sustainability features.
"Responsible, green, sustainable initiatives are now an imperative," says Andrea Morton, Corporate United supplier manager. "By recognizing the significant efforts of our suppliers and connecting them with our member companies, we are participating in the global mission to improve environmental conditions. Our goal is to help members make better informed and more responsible decisions."
By connecting member companies with suppliers offering green options, members are able to incorporate sustainability into their corporate procurement strategy by participating in contracts with environmental and sustainability features, Morton says.
Corporate United, headquartered in Cleveland, facilitates a network of more than 100 Global 2000 companies across every industry sector with sourcing and contract management solutions by providing the services and resource flexibility needed to manage their enterprise spend requirements.The following are among the supplier partners whose green policies are approved by Corporate United: CentiMark, a commercial roofing contractor; Cintas, the sixth-largest promotional products distributor; InterCall, which specializes in conference communications; Konica Minolta, an office imaging company; and Office Max, the office products distributor.
Visit: CorporateUnited.com, www.corporateunited.com