|Welcome to the home page of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' Environmentally Preferable Products (EPP) Procurement Program. The primary goal of the Program is to use the Commonwealth's purchasing power to reduce the environmental and public health impact of state government and foster markets for EPPs. From this site, you can obtain information about the benefits of EPPs in general, the many statewide contracts currently in place that offer these goods and services, Commonwealth case studies and success stories in purchasing EPPs, resources, guides, reports, tools, and information on upcoming events focused on EPPs.|
Executive Order #515 Establishing an Environmental Purchasing Policy
The Environmentally Preferable Products (EPP) Procurement Program of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is administered by OSD with the support of the Executive Office of Administration and Finance, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, and the Department of Environmental Protection.
We are faced everyday with the reality that many of the products we buy can cause damage to the environment and/or public health. From the extraction of raw materials and the manufacture of products, to their use and disposal, products that we use everyday can be harmful. By purchasing EPPs, we look to reduce those impacts, some of which can be severe.