|Contact information:|| Mr. Hiroyuki Sato, Secretariat General
TEL: 81-33-406-5155 FAX: 81-33-406-5190
Mail to: email@example.com
|Location:||Cosmos Aoyama, 5-53-67, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001 Japan|
|Number of members:||2,876|
|Number of Non-members:||n/a|
Executive Board: 39 persons; Advisory Board: 8 persons from Executive Board;
|Sources of funding:||
Japanese Ministry of Environment, Annual Membership Fees
|Type of Organization:||Environmental NPO|
|15 product categories, a suppliers checklist, and a hotel checklist.
Criteria for product categories: 13; Criteria for service categories: 2
booklets, children's guide, consumers guide, posters, expo panels, Green Purchasing Points quiz
|Environmental Label (ISO),
Other (Energy Star, etc.):
|does not conduct label operations|
|Events:||Forums once a year, Japan; International Conference, 2004, Sendai,
Workshops 6 times a year, for GPN members (attendees are 90% business, 10% local government representatives); Product Exhibitions, Eco-Products Expo (annually)
(In Japanese, but many pictures).
|General Guidelines or Principles
for Green Purchasing
(which apply to overall activities):
|“Green Purchasing Basic Principles” were established in November of 1996 and revised in June 2001.|
Case Studies for Purchasing:
|Overseas research of government case studies conducted annually since 1997.
Also, annual Green Purchasing Awards for best practice
|Market Research and
|Annual survey on Green Purchasing activities and the effect on suppliers.|
|Newsletter:||Bimonthly “GPN News” circulated to members, mass-media, advisors, etc., with over 4,000 readers.|
|Product List/Database:||The “GPN Database” contains approximately 12,000 products and services
in 16 categories.
Also our “Eco-Challenge Database” for Hotels
|Program Name/Main Activity:||public and private sector green purchasing|
(i.e. “Green Purchasing Law”):
|Law on Promoting Green Purchasing (June 2000)
|Suppliers List/Database:||Approximately 600 suppliers listed within the “GPN Database”|
Tools (market related):
|Various presentation materials available in both English and Japanese,
Training material for purchasers (public and private) in Japanese only.
Suppliers’ Checklist; Eco-Challenge Hotel Checklist;
Guidance for Green Purchasing Activities Tool (in Japanese)
|Concerning social aspects:||
GPN hasn’t included social aspects into its official activities, however we have recently decided to put together a task group to discuss issues such as “sustainable procurement”.
|Measures the market impact of Green Purchasing activities in Japan based on annual suppliers survey data.|