Committee pushing for greater purchasing transparency
Date of publication: January 28, 2010
Source: The Badger Herald
Author: Jake Begun
The city’s Committee on Sweatfree Purchases is looking to make Madison part of a larger consortium that would allow them better transparency and follow-through with regards to purchases from suppliers to the city, officials said during their meeting Wednesday.
Wednesday was only the second meeting of the committee established to address and negotiate the city’s sweatshop-free ordinance put in place nearly two and a half years ago, committee Chairperson Mary Bottari said.
Known as the Sweatfree Purchasing Consortium, the organization works to assist member groups and governments in making informed and responsible decisions when searching for suppliers both at home and abroad...