MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (NNS) — The Department of the Navy Green Procurement Program Implementation Guide is harnessing the fleet’s purchasing power. All therefore in support environmentally friendly and energy-efficient technologies and products.
Back in 2009, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Installations and Environment BJ Penn and Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition Sean J. Stackley signed the Department of the Navy Green Procurement Program Implementation Guide.
In addition, The Guide; written jointly by Naval Supply Systems Command’s (NAVSUP) Naval Inventory Control Point (NAVICP) and Marine Corps Headquarters. This makes it easy to set up a Green Procurement Program (GPP) for an installation or activity. Thereby making buying green products easier. For example, energy efficient items, bio-based products and non-ozone depleting substances. In addition, recovered material and recovered material-easy. It also helps Department of Navy (DON) personnel understand and execute Department of Defense (DOD) GPP policy.
“The Guide provides a clear methodology for implementing the Department of Defense’s Green Procurement Program strategy within the organizational structure of the Navy,” said Blair Collins, Navy point of contact for green procurement at NAVICP.