Sustainable Procurement


Name of initiative Sustainable Procurement
LPAA initiative No
NAZCA Initiative No
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Starting year 2012
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Secretariat The Sustainable Procurement Platform is managed by ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability. Secretariat Kaiser-Friedrich-Str. 7 53113 Bonn, Germany.


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Geographical coverage Global
Name of lead organisation ICLEI
Type of lead organisation Network/Consortium/Partnership
Location/Nationality of lead organisation Germany


Description Sustainable procurement means making sure that the products and services an organisation buys achieve value for money and generate benefits not only for the organisation, but also for the environment, society and the economy. Sustainable procurement entails both Green Public Procurement (GPP) and socially responsible public procurement (SRPP).
Objectives Here are some of our top reasons to buy more sustainably and circular:

1. Financial efficiency 2. Achieving social goals 3. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions 4. Driving innovation & Market Transformation 5. Demonstrating political commitment 6. Boosting supply chain competitiveness

Activities You are not alone in implementing SPP. Many others are engaged in the same activity, or have already been through this experience. Taking part in national and international networking activities helps to share good (and bad) SPP practices.
One or two success stories achieved

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Available reporting Case studies showcase replicable sustainable, circular, and innovation procurement approaches and strategies. Our resource centre contains over 200 case studies which detail the methods used, the obstacles overcome and successes achieved in implementing sustainable public procurement.


Participants Number Names
Members 4  
Companies 3 PROCURA (Germany),Sustainable Procurement Platform (Germany),Procurement Forum (Germany)
Business organisations 1 ICLEI (Germany)
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 0
National states 0
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Other members 0
Supporting partners 0
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


Transport Agriculture Forestry Business Financial institutions Buildings Industry Waste Cities and subnational governments Short Term Pollutants International maritime transport Energy Supply Fluorinated gases Energy efficiency Renewable energy Supply chain emission reductions Adaptation Other Resilience Innovation Energy Access and Efficiency Private Finance
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Last update: 14 August 2020 13:18:38

Not only have national states as participators