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WEBINAR: Dealing with Sustainability Claims in Public Procurement

The webinar was organized in the framework of activities of the working group 4b on "Supporting SPP implementation through the use of ecolabelling and sustainability standards".

The original information about the webinar

DATE: 3 August 2015

RECORDING: You can access the webinar here.

The Working Group 4bon "Supporting SPP implementation through the use of ecolabelling and sustainability standards" was established as a space for knowledge sharing and interaction between public procurers on the one hand, and private standard or ecolabel organisations and users on the other hand.

The challenges that exist in the area of sustainability claims is the messy landscape of claims, lack of understanding of what claims mean, and finally that making vague claims has low risk and high reward.

This webinar is making the connection between the 10YFP Consumer Information and Sustainable Public Procurement Programmes.


  • Objectives
  • Overview of 10 YFP
  • Introducing the claims landscape
  • Challenge the label tool
  • Application to public procurement

At the end of the webinar, there was a questions session led by the discussion.


Marcus Nyuman, ISEAL Senior Policy Coordinator

Amy Jackson, ISEAL Senior Credibility Manager


ISEAL is the global membership association for credible sustainability standards.Their members are sustainability standards that meet the Codes of Good Practice and promote measurable change through open, rigorous and accessible certification systems. They are supported by international accreditation bodies, which are required to meet accepted international best practice.

Through their work, ISEAL explores ways to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of sustainability standards and identify opportunities for innovation that increases the uptake of credible standards in critical regions. They support the members to work towards collective  priorities that address the most pressing social and environmental issues we face in the world today. 

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Published on August 3, 2015

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