Responsible purchasing cards tailored for Canada's...

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To provide tangible support to requisitioners and purchasing agents seeking to make sustainable acquisitions, ECPAR has developed a series of sustainable purchasing sheets on common goods and services; eight of them are publicly available. Designed to meet the needs of different types of users (buyers, sustainability team, final user), these sheets include those sections: before buying, sustainable purchasing, rationale and additional information and references.

GPP - a tool for achieving national environmental...

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The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) has conducted a survey with the aim of periodically monitoring how government agencies, municipalities, county councils and government companies are working to establish environmental requirements in connection with the purchasing of goods and services.
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SUSTAINABLE PUBLIC PROCUREMENT: A GLOBAL REVIEW 2013

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This report contains the findings of an investigation into the national government SPP/GPP policies and practices around the world. The policies, programmes, drivers, barriers, needs and opportunities in SPP/GPP are examined, based on an analysis of recent literature and online resources, and interviews with 20 leading experts on SPP/GPP. Six case studies that delve deeper into particular countries' recent experiences with SPP/GPP accompany the report. The result is a global view that considers the challenges and opportunities for SPP/GPP in different governmental, regulatory and socio-economic contexts, and highlights the evolution of SPP/GPP in recent years. The report has two objectives — to provide a qualitative overview of the drivers, challenges and trends in SPP/GPP, and to articulate a framework for subsequent quantitative data gathering.
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The Impacts of Sustainable Public Procurement: Eight...

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The SPP impact study is a joint project of UNEP and of the Swiss-led Marrakech Task Force on SPP. The study aims at demonstrating the benefits of sustainable public procurement on developing, developed and in transition countries. It also seeks to initiate a methodology to quantify the sustainable development and market impacts of SPP activities: increased availability of sustainable goods and services, strengthening of productive capacities and export capacities, employment creation, improved labor conditions, reduced energy and water consumption, reduced GHG emissions, increased competitiveness of green industries, uptake of green technologies, more efficient use of natural resources, etc.
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Draft Guidelines for Product Environmental Performance...

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The draft guidelines were developed by EPA, the General Services Administration (GSA), and other federal agencies following several listening sessions with a wide range of stakeholders. The sessions focused on how the federal government can be more sustainable in its purchasing and how federal purchasers can best meet the numerous federal requirements for the procurement of sustainable and environmentally preferable products and services. Find out more on this topic here: http://www.epa.gov/epp/draftGuidelines/
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