UN Sustainable Procurement Guide and Product Guidelines
Buying for a better world: a guide for sustainable procurement in the UN (2011): It aims to support the efforts of various UN organizations in responding to the call of the Secretary General on climate neutrality and overall sustainability, by indicating how UN spending power can be used to deliver these outcomes through greenhouse gas emissions reduction. While this guide is essentially targeted to the procurers in United Nations system organizations, it has been structured to be of relevance to policy makers and requisitioners. SUSTAINABLE PROCUREMENT GUIDELINES This resource was developed to assist procurers and requisitioners with sustainable procurement. Apart from providing guidelines, the resource also contains statistics, policy information, background documents and a collection of good practices across the UN system.
Buying for a better world: a guide for sustainable procurement in the UN (2011): The guide is made up of three modules: Module 1: Sustainable Procurement supports the UN mandates Module 2: The Sustainable Procurement Action Plan Module 3: Sustainable Procurement throughout the Procurement Process Module 1 will be of particular interest and relevance to policy makers. It describes the key concepts behind sustainability and the UN Policy Framework to implement SP. Some concrete examples of SP practices are provided. In Module 2, the important steps to build a SP Action Plan are described. This module will be of interest to policy makers, managers/budget holders and chiefs of procurement. Module 3 is essentially addressed to requisitioners (programme officers, building managers, etc.) and procurers. Information and guidance are provided on how to integrate sustainability criteria in procurement processes. SUSTAINABLE PROCUREMENT GUIDELINES: This resource was developed to assist procurers and requisitioners with sustainable procurement. They provide step-by-step guidance for implementing sustainable procurement for common spend categories of UN agencies. Namely, guidelines are specifically provided for: ෮ Cafeteria, Food and Kitchen equipment. ෮ Carbon offsets ෮ Cleaning products and services ෮ Furniture ෮ Freight Forwarding ෮ Generators and Batteries ෮ ICT equipment ෮ Lighting ෮ Stationary ෮ Vehicles All product guidelines are available at: ෮ www.greeningtheblue.org/resources/procurement