IGPN - International Green Purchasing Network

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ROC - Environment and Development Foundation, Taiwan

URL : http://www.edf.org.tw


Organization Information

Contact information:  

Rm. 102, Bldg. 53, #195 Chung Hsin Road, Section 4,
Chutung, Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C. 310

Number of members: n/a
Number of Non-members:  
Organizational Structure: Executive Board: 13 persons (1 chairperson, 12 directors);
Number of employees: 4 (all full-time)
Region: Taiwan
Sources of funding: Environmental Protection Administration (EPA);
Architecture and Building Research Institute,
Ministry of Interior (ABRI) [National Bodies];
Local Environmental Protection Bureaus [State/Local Bodies];
Private companies for certification services
Type of Organization: Environmental NGO
WWW pages: http://www.edf.org.tw
Year established: 1998



Checklist/Guidelines and Specifications/Criteria: 88 for Type 1 Eco-label on http://www.edf.org.tw :
Criteria for product categories: 88; Criteria for service categories: 1(outer link)
Education Materials/Tools

(In Chinese only) Guidance for Greening the Office,
Government Green Procurement
(Law, Measures, Action Plan and Statistics);
Other: publicity booklet, posters

Environmental Label (ISO),
Other (Energy Star, etc.):
Events: GEN International Conference, Taipei, August 2005; Green Purchasing Seminar, 2-3 times/year, Taiwan; Green Purchasing Workshop, 2-3 times/year, Taiwan(In Chinese only); Eco-Product Exhibition 2003), Establishment of Green Purchasing Network
General Guidelines or Principles for Green Purchasing
(which apply to overall activities):
Good Practices/
Case Studies for Purchasing:

Market Research and
Awareness Surveys:
Annual evaluation of the performance
by government agencies on Green Procurement
Newsletter: In Chinese only: Green Consumption eNewsletter :
Number of readers: 4,000, biweekly ;
Product List/Database: In Chinese and partly in English http://www.edf.org.tw :
2600 products in 45 categories;
Program Name/Main Activity: (outer link)
Related Laws/Regulations,
(i.e. “Green Purchasing Law”):
Government Procurement Law, 1999;
Measures for the Priority Procurement of Environmentally Preferable Products
by the ROC Government Agencies, 1999; Resource Recycling Act, 2002
Suppliers List/Database: In Chinese only
Training Course/Tools
(market related):
Various material available from
http://www.greenmark.org.tw and http://www.greens.org.tw



Concerning social aspects: In the near future, social aspects will be considered
in the product or service criteria if applicable
Evaluation Method:
Publications: (In Chinese only) Green Purchasing Guideline, 2003;
Green Purchasing Software, 2002,
Buyers’ Guide on Green Product (biannually, in Chinese only)
For more information, please address your concerns to Mr. Raymond Leung, Resident Director

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