Green consumerism is slowly picking up in the higher middle class of urban India. The policy and regulatoryregime is however weak and the number of entrepreneurs providing green products and services is low. Above all,there are ambiguities in the definition of green and very few independent agencies who can peer or accreditate green products. Green Purchasing Network of India (GPNI) at Ekonnect addresses these gaps.
GPNI is the national representative of Japan-based International Green Purchasing Network (IGPN).
The objectives of the GPNI are:
- Create awareness about Green Purchasing and Procurement (GPP)
- Encourage and facilitate implementation of GPP and Greening Supply Chains to enhance the competitiveness of the Indian Businesses
GPNI activities include:
- Awareness seminars, workshops, exhibitions
- Technical information dissemination (such as toolkits, newsletters, directories)
- Technical assistance, B2B matchmaking to facilitate GPP
- Provide peering services and facilitate accreditation
Visit the website at http://gpnindia.org/ to download tool-kits, reports and workshop proceedings.
See below a few photos of a recent workshop by GPNI and IGPN