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Global Lead City Network on Sustainable Procurement

  • Published on December 8, 2017

The Global Lead City Network on Sustainable Procurement is a group of 15 cities committed to drive a transition to sustainable consumption and production by implementing sustainable and innovation procurement. All participating cities are acting as ambassadors of sustainable procurement to lead to a resource-efficient, low carbon and socially responsible society.

As leading cities, we want to accelerate the implementation of sustainable procurement and procurement of innovation worldwide. We form a unified voice within the international community to raise awareness and foster sustainable development. Our aim is to meet, share and develop capabilities to implement sustainable purchasing practices, as well as to help develop a supportive political framework for implementation. By taking smart procurement decisions, we can reduce negative environmental impacts, achieve financial efficiency, encourage innovation, boost green jobs, and strengthen labor rights. Cities participating in the Network are leading by example globally in sustainable procurement implementation. They have committed to: Set ambitious, quantified targets on SPP Report on achievements Act as global and regional champions of SPP The cities have established these clear and measurable targets and are working on strategies to deliver on them. A snapshot of the cities procurement targets and expected results include: Ghent: Annual increase of 10% in contracts awarded to the social economy sector Rotterdam: By 2030, 40% reduction in energy consumption in municipal buildings Warsaw: By 2020, a total of 130 electric buses will be in operation Helsinki: by 2020, 100% of procurement processes will integrate sustainability Seoul: by 2017, 40% of selected product purchases to be green Montréal: by 2020, 30% of bus fleet to be converted to hybrids Tshwane: by 2020, 40% of the city bus fleet will be green Budapest: by 2020, 100% of the procurement processes will integrate sustainability and green aspects
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