An excerpt from the Policy statement:
It will be the policy of the City of Little Rock and its various departments to implement purchasing practices that minimize negative impacts on human health and the environment while supporting a diverse and vibrant community and economy. This policy of the City will be to identify sustainability factors that can be incorporated into everyday purchasing practices, empower employees to be innovative in their purchasing practices, complement city-wide sustainability efforts and demonstrate the City’s commitment to sustainable procurement.
Whenever possible, city employees will purchase products and services that integrate fiscal responsibility, social equity and community and environmental stewardship.
City employees will consider the following factors in all purchasing practices to reduce the overall impact of the product or service on the organization and community: pollutant releases, toxicity, waste generation, greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption, depletion of natural resources, human health impacts, use of local businesses, use of certified minority or women-owned businesses, product performance and quality, life-cycle cost assessment, impact on staff time and labor and long-term financial changes.