Ramsey Purchasing Joins MindClick SGM’s Hospitality Sustainable Purchasing Consortium (HSPC)

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Ramsey, a leader in Furniture Fixtures and Equipment (FF&E) purchasing management services and related consulting for the hospitality industry, will collaborate with other visionary organizations to build an industry-wide sustainability performance index

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The Hospitality Sustainable Purchasing Consortium announced that Ramsey Purchasing has joined the Consortium as a Contributing Member. A leading purchasing firm that supports hospitality clients in all aspects of their FF&E purchasing decisions, Ramsey’s membership furthers the Consortium’s goals of establishing the Hospitality Sustainable Purchasing Index (HSP Index) as the de facto performance measurement solution for industry suppliers.

With more than 4.5 million hotel rooms in the U.S., FF&E is a major investment for all hotels, brands and owners – and it has a substantial impact on the guest experience and the environmental footprint of a hotel.

“The HSP Index enables us to compare the sustainability performance of suppliers and the products they sell, so we in turn can help owners furnish hotels in ways that lower their environmental impact and improve the guest experience,” said Jennifer Ramsey, President of San Francisco-based Ramsey Purchasing. She concluded, “We are looking forward to working with other industry leaders, via the Consortium, to establish the performance criteria that helps make sustainability a central and indispensable part of the FF&E purchasing process, now and in the future.”

Twenty-six organizations are now part of the Consortium, including more than a dozen industry-leading suppliers, major brands, architects, designers, purchasing firms, and sustainability consultants.

Ramsey and the HSPC
The Hospitality Sustainable Purchasing Consortium (HSPC), created and led by MindClick SGM™, is a collaborative organization to help hotel owners purchase products that both reduce their properties’ environmental impact, and contribute to guest comfort, health and well-being.

Ramsey Purchasing, along with other Consortium members, will help establish the performance criteria for the HSP Index including measures of corporate social responsibility, environmental and product sustainability. Product categories covered include furnishings, fixtures and equipment (FF&E), and operating supplies and equipment (OS&E).

"We are excited to have Ramsey Purchasing as part of the Consortium. Purchasing firms are an integral part of ensuring cost effective, sustainable solutions that address operational and guest experience needs, said JoAnna Abrams, CEO of MindClick SGM.™ She concluded, “Like other leaders in the industry, Ramsey is contributing to the push to balance cost, quality and sustainability. We look forward to their contribution in shaping the HSP Index.”

Ramsey joins existing Consortium members Marriott International, American Standard Brands, Audit Logistics, Aqua Hospitality Carpets, Benjamin West, BYD, Contract Decor International, Delta Faucet Company, Innvision, InterfaceFLOR, Kimball Hospitality, Majestic Mirror and Frame, Mark David, PE INTERNATIONAL Inc., Quiltcraft Industries, Richloom Fabrics Group, RTKL, SERA Architects, Shafer Commercial Seating, Simmons Hospitality Bedding and Valley Forge Fabrics.

About the Hospitality Sustainable Purchasing Consortium
Established in June 2011 by MindClick SGM™, the Consortium is comprised of a group of leaders in the hotel industry representing brands, suppliers, architecture and design firms, purchasing companies, owners and sustainability experts. Led by MindClick, Consortium members are working collaboratively to provide the industry with a unified approach to greening the global supply chain. The Hospitality Sustainable Purchasing Index (HSPI) will set the criteria for sustainable purchasing and create a repository of supplier performance in the areas of corporate social responsibility, product, and environmental sustainability. For more information visit http://www.hspiconsortium.com.

About MindClick SGM
MindClick SGM, a leading sustainability research and consulting firm, provides clients with performance measurement tools to develop, implement, improve and promote product and company sustainability. Serving clients ranging from global Fortune 1000 companies in consumer products, automotive, and hospitality, to family owned building products suppliers, to government municipalities, MindClick drives growth through sustainability. Headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in San Francisco and Seattle, MindClick combines a decade of experience in sustainability with 20+ years of research, product development and marketing expertise. The result is sustainability performance rating services that provide executive decision makers with the knowledge to maximize business success. For more information, visit http://www.mindclicksgm.com.

About Ramsey Purchasing
Ramsey Purchasing is a San Francisco based firm, specializing in Furniture, Fixture and Equipment (FF&E) purchasing management services and related consulting for the hospitality industry. Ramsey Purchasing assists the hospitality owner by ensuring that the best value is obtained for each product; that there is full disclosure of product availability, pricing, and design implications; and that the project remains to the best interest of the owner, operator, and guests. Ramsey Purchasing operates as a fee-based company that assesses the distinctive needs of each project. Since 1987, we have developed a reputation as a reliable, on-time and savvy prucahsing firm. For more information, visit http://www.ramseypurchasing.com.

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