Webinar on How to successfully implement a sustainable...

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In the past 10 years, sustainable procurement programmes and networks have flourished across the globe as they respond to a growing need of sustainability and procurement professionals, especially in public organisations: what are the great ideas out there? What are others doing? What do best practices look like? And, most of all, how can we work together and collaborate to achieve our sustainable procurement objectives? Sustainable Choice commissioned Planet Procurement to benchmark 6 successful sustainable procurement programmes in order to identify best practices and lessons learned: 1. Sustainable choice – Local Government NSW; 2. 3AR - Association Aquitaine des Achats Publics Responsables, based in France; 3. SPLC - Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council, based in the United States; 4. Procura + Network, a European initiative; 5. RGO - Réseau Grand Ouest Commande Publique et Développement Durable, based in France; 6. APE - Acquisti Pubblici Ecologici, based in the North of Italy. The objectives of the webinar were to: 1. Share lessons learned of the 6 programmes that were part of the benchmarking study; 2. Build knowledge around successful sustainable procurement programmes; 3. Create connections between sustainable procurement programme managers.
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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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Governmental Use of Voluntary Standards: Innovation in...

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The report aims to provide an overview of the models of governmental engagement in using voluntary standards. This study is based on ten country case studies that were developed through the “Governmental Use of Voluntary Standards” project, carried out by International Social and Environmental Accreditation and Labelling Alliance (ISEAL Alliance) in collaboration with the Trade Standards Practitioners' Network (TSPN) and with the support of the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), the World Bank and the Entwined research partnership. According to the conclusions drawn by this paper, the governmental use of voluntary standards is characterised by diversity (governance, mission motivations for engagement, institutional arrangements and implementation mechanisms, policy outcomes) coupled with the evidence of its widespread use around the world (in countries with different levels of development). The voluntary standards have established themselves as effective, flexible tools to accompany and support governmental policy. However, for its further development a number of issues should be addressed: availability of information on the best practices, foster opportunities for shared learning, and strengthen credibility and accountability of voluntary standard systems.
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