The Zureli
 
Acorn Green Procurement System

A faster, smoother transition to a more environmentally sustainable organisation

Zureli has created the Acorn Green Procurement System that helps companies transition to a more sustainable business model. Working alongside in-house procurement teams, Zureli develops a workable plan that turns its client's sustainability goals into a reality.

 

Drawing on our extensive database Zureli provides a range of green products, services, and solutions that meet each client’s unique requirements, resulting in a faster, smoother transition to a more environmentally sustainable organisation. Our bespoke procurement system reduces the time and cost associated with establishing a green supply chain.

If it's 'Green' we can find it!

ACORN

Acquisition 
Convey
Organise
Review
Needs
Demographics
Present
Data hub
Feedback
Ambitions
Geography
 
On-line access 24/7
Data hub size
Monthly meetings
Client
Goals
Location
 
Email Notifications
Product profiling
Prioritise solutions
Timeline 
 
Engagement
 
Data
up-dates
Categorisation
 
Milestones
 
SGD's 
the law
Value
Engagement 
Data storage
Alinement
Analyse  
Cost v Value
Reporting
Access
Evaluation
Price
Marketing
Value      

 
Stakeholders’ requirements 
Account manager
 
Update
tracking    
Security 
 

 
Accurasy
Clarification

 
Negotiations
Quality  and certifications 
 
Delivery time
Stakeholders reqirments 
Update
tracking
Accurasy
 
Review
Needs
New Solutions
Webinars
Collaborate
Reports
Awareness 
Product
updates
In house seminars
Supplier
 
Managment reports
Global sourcing
Market
trends
Supplier presentations 
Trade organisations
Time line tracking
Green Purchasing
Legal
changes
Education 
Learning
Trade
shows
Planning
 
Supplier Optimization 

By offering a bespoke service for businesses, we greatly reduce the time and resources required to locate the sustainable solutions that you and your clients are looking for. 

We will also bring new ideas and solutions to your attention -

after all, if you don’t know what’s available how can you find it?!

Sustainable Innovation

Zureli collaborates with Trade Shows, Trade organisations, Green organisations and others to promote news, events and the solutions the world needs to adopt a sustainable future.

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Zureli has been recognised by the London based Green Awards 2021 as a winner for having a real and positive impact on the adoption of green technology and services to businesses

Glossary for Sustainability 

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People + Planet + Profit = Sustainability 

Biodegradable:  Biodegradable plastics are made from all-natural plant materials Something capable of decaying into its basic components, but will depend on how it is delt with and is not the same as Composable nor oxo-degradable.

Biofuel: A renewable fuel for cars, planes, boats, and trains derived from plants or organic waste.

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Biomass: Plant or animal materials that can be burnt to create energy.

Biophilia: A love of life, living, and affinity for living things.

Byproduct: Excess material produced.

Carbon emissions: Pollution released into the atmosphere from carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide; often produced by motor vehicles, coal and gas power stations and burning fossil fuel. 

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Carbon footprint: The amount of carbon dioxide produced by your lifestyle, or in the making of a product or the running of a building. 

Carbon offsetting: Monetary purchase to counter the amount of carbon emitted into the atmosphere rather than reducing the use of carbon.

Circular economy: A system dedicated to eliminating waste by reusing, sharing, repairing, and recycling resources.

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Climate change: It was also known as 'Climate warming' significant change in climate including temperature, precipitation, or wind that lasts for an extended period.

Climate positive: Exceeding achieving carbon neutrality by removing additional carbon dioxide from the atmosphere; also referred to as carbon negative.

Closed loop: A system where everything is recycled and reused. 

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Composting - compostable: Compostable items are extremely similar to biodegradable items as both are designed to break down and return to the earth. The significant difference between the two is that compostable materials actually give nutrients back to the earth after breaking down.

Conservation: helping the natural world on land, in the air and in the sea.

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Deforestation: The cutting down of forested land into non-forest use ie growing plants or raising cattle.  

Eco-conscious: The mentality to focus on reducing harm to the environment wherever possible.

E-waste: Electronic waste from phones, PC, TV and other electrical items.

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Eco-friendly: A person or product who is reducing the impact or harm to the earth.

Ecological footprint: Measurement based on the amount of nature it takes to support something.

Eco-conscious: The mentality to focus on reducing harm to the environment wherever possible.

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Energy efficient: Uses the smallest amount of energy possible generate power.

Environmental impact: The effect something has on the environment.

Fair trade: Principles of fair treatment, wages, and safe working conditions for workers.

Freecycle: Exchanging goods to extend their lifecycle and keep reusable items out of landfills.

Global warming: The average increase of global temperature.

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Gray water: Domestic wastewater including wash water from the bathroom, kitchen, and laundry.

Green Hydrogen – Green Ammonia: are made using renewable energy where as Blue Hydrogen or ammonia is made from natural gas.

Green: Term used to describe behavior, product, policies, people, etc. that minimize environmental damage.

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Greenhouse effect: When excessive heat is trapped and built up in the troposphere by a blanket of gas.

Greenhouse gas: Gas in the atmosphere such as methane, water vapor, carbon dioxide that traps heat.

Greenwashing: Misrepresenting something as being “green” when it’s not environmentally sound, often the term is used for companies saying they are greener than they are.

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Landfill: Where most of our rubbish/trash ends up.

Localvore: Someone who consumes only food that has been cultivated locally.

MSW: Municipal solid waste (MSW) is all the rubbish or trash we put in the bins out side our house.

Naked Packaging: Products that are sold without packaging.

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Natural resources: Raw materials supplied by nature.

Net-zero: Achieving a balance between emissions produced and emissions removed from the atmosphere; also known as carbon neutrality.

Organic: associated with food that is produced without pesticides or man-made fertilisers

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PLA Plastic: stands for Polylactic Acid. Made from renewable resources such as corn starch or sugar cane. PLA uses 65 per cent less energy and generates 63 per cent fewer greenhouse gases than normal plastic but will only be composable in commercial facility. In landfill it can take anywhere from 100 to 1,000 years to break down.

Post-comsumer: Previously used by consumers before being reprocessed into a new product.

Recycle: To reprocess reusable goods

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Reduce: To cut back on harmful habits that produce waste

Reclaimed/reused: Waste items can be used for new markets

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Reforestation: Planting of forests on land where trees have been removed.

Remineralise: To restore mineral content to an environment.

Renewable energy: Electricity from replenishable sources such as geothermal, hydropower, solar, and wind.

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Single-use: Any item that is only used once and then thrown away, such as plastic bottles.

Sustainability: Environmental practices that protect natural resources needed by future generations for a positive quality of life.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): these are the 17 environmental and social goals that were set out by the United Nations in 2015 for all members to work towards.

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Vegan: A diet and lifestyle that avoids all animal-derived products

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Wish-cycling: Wishing that an item is recyclable does not make it recyclable. Research shows People buy more items if they think it can be recycled. 

Waste-to-energy: or Energy-from-Waste (EfW) is the process of generating energy in the form of electricity and/or heat from the primary treatment of waste, or the processing of waste into a fuel source. WtE is a form of energy recovery.

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Zero-waste: A product, service or action that produces no waste in its manufacture or implementation. 

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