One of the best ways to minimize waste is to start at the beginning of the cycle and take a closer look at what we purchase. Procurement has environmental implications all along the supply chain, from production, to use, to disposal.

UMB is committed to Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP), which means the procurement or acquisition of goods and services that have a lesser or reduced effect on human health and the environment when compared with competing goods or services that serve the same purpose, based on the raw materials, manufacturing, packaging, distribution, use, refuse, operation, maintenance, and disposal of the goods or services.

Learn more about sustainable procurement by visiting the Strategic Sourcing and Acquisition Services website.