New for Retail Facilities: A Green Procurement Resource Guide

November 9, 2012

  Brian Bourque

Director, Communications

PRSM Association Helps Retail FMs install a “Green Filter” in their Procurement Process 

DALLAS, TX – November 9, 2012 – The Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association (PRSM), the authority on retail and multi-site facilities management, this week released a new guide to help retail facilities managers reduce the environmental impact from materials and services procured for use in store maintenance, retrofits and upgrades. 

The “Retail Facilities Green Procurement Resource Guide” is a 9-page instructional document with links to more than 30 additional resources, all designed to educate the retail facilities professional on challenges and best practices on the topic.  Sample case studies, policy drafts, scorecards and other resources from PRSM members are compiled into this first-ever offering for the Retail FM.  The guide’s major topical areas include:

  • Environmental Product Preferences
  • Performance Based Products/Services
  • Corporate Policy Requirements
  • Measurement and Benchmarks
  • Evaluating Vendors and Products
  • Corporate Sustainability Commitments
  • Environmentally Preferred Products
  • Performance Requirements.

According to PRSM Association Executive Director Patricia Dameron, “this new guide gives the industry a solid starting point for education and dialogue between retail facilities managers, their suppliers and contractors, in part to help explain the type of environmental modifications could be negotiated within their partnerships.” 

Download a copy of this latest component to PRSM Association’s online Sustainability Resource Center, (SRC) providing strategic and tactical information, tools and templates across a number of recognized environmental focus areas. 

The SRC’s driving force is the Association’s Sustainability Council, formed in 2007, and consisting of retail and vendor members who take an active role in instituting green initiatives across the industry.  The Council, in partnership with retail sustainability consulting firm Ecoxera, has led the deployment of a wide variety of instructional tools and reports, including:

The Sustainability Resource Planning Guide

The Retail Facilities Waste and Recycling Resource Guide

The Environmental Assessment Checklist

The Waste Diversion Calculator

Green Cleaning Procurement Calculator

Retail Examples and Case Studies

Green Procurement Methodologies


About the Professional Retail Store Maintenance® Association (PRSM)

PRSM Association, the authority on Retail and Multi-site Facilities Management, is the leading membership organization for retail facilities and vendor professionals.  PRSM empowers the Retail Industry facilities management with best practices, benchmarking, education, discussion forums and trusted partnerships. Chartered in 1995, and with more than 850 member companies, the PRSM community values are founded on a spirit of innovation, resourcefulness, the quest for knowledge and ethical business relationships. Members depend on PRSM to help them achieve greater success and a competitive advantage through quality programs and resources.

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